The 1st one-day international (ODI) match between England v South Africa. England beat South Africa by 104 runs last game. Will South Africa be able to take revenge?
When is match taking place?
Tuesday 4th February, 2020 – 11:00 (UK)
Where is game taking place?
Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
What is the expected weather?
24c in mostly sunny skies
What channel is South Africa vs England on?
Watch live on Sky Sports Cricket
Livestream and broadcast: The match will be broadcast on SABC 3 and Supersport 2 (DSTV channel 202), DStv subscribers can stream the contest on DStv NOW.
England have a squad rotation system in place for their white-ball cricket squads and have rested Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes for the three-match ODI series.
England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) captain, Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Pat Brown (Worcestershire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Tom Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).
The last time the two sides met at Newlands, the Proteas team featured four players who have now signed Kolpak deals, in Rilee Rossouw, Farhaan Behardien, David Wiese and Kyle Abbott.
South Africa ODI squad: Quinton de Kock (capt & wk), Temba Bavuma, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne.
Betting Tips Statistic
Both teams are almost even stevens as far as the overall ODI record is concerned but when it comes to ODIs in South Africa, the home team obviously has the upper hand with 17 wins as opposed to England’s 8. In the last ODI series played between the two teams, England came out victorious 2-1
Probable Top Performers
- South Africa: Rassie van der Dussen
- England: Chris Woakes
England have never beaten South Africa in an ODI at Newlands, losing all five of their meetings against the Proteas at the ground — but they do have a win at the venue. In the 2003 World Cup, England beat Pakistan by 112 runs at the ground. For now, England has a very strong batting line-up and this will make them favorites as they go into this game.
Who will win the toss? – England
Who will win? – South Africa
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Jonny Bairstow (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Chris Woakes (England), Lungi Ngidi (South Africa)
Most Sixes – Jason Roy (England), Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
Player of the Match – Quinton de Kock
Team Scores Batting first – England 270+, South Africa 280+
Match Handicap South Africa