SA vs ENG, 3rd ODI: Head to Head, Playing XI, Preview, Where to Watch on TV, Online, and Live Streaming Details

South Africa have already won the series, and will be hoping for a 3-0 whitewash

By Vaishnavi Thiagarajan Iyer

Updated - Jan 31, 2023, 17:09 IST

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After winning two games back-to-back, South Africa clinched the ODI series against England and took an unassailable 2-0 lead. The two sides will now lock horns in the third and final ODI of the series at Diamond Oval (De Beers Country Club) in Kimberley on February 1, 2023, and the hosts will be aiming for a 3-0 whitewash against the reigning ODI World Champions.

A win in the upcoming match will prove to be very important for South Africa, as they will jump one spot up to the eighth position in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League Standings. They had been struggling to find themselves a spot in the top eight, and are currently placed ninth in the points table, but a 3-0 whitewash against England will help them achieve that goal.

In the previous game, South Africa successfully chased the 343-run target set by England, thanks to a brilliant century by skipper Temba Bavuma. England, on the other hand, would be low on confidence having suffered their second consecutive ODI series loss. Before facing a defeat against South Africa, England lost their ODI series against Australia by 0-3, which was soon after their T20 World Cup triumph.

Pitch and Conditions

Of the 18 ODIs played at this venue, the side chasing has won on 12 occasions. Thus, the captain winning the toss would be looking to bowl first at the Diamond Oval. The average first innings score is just 223 runs, meaning the batters won’t get much assistance. The pacers will be benefitted from the track.

Probable Playing XI for SA vs ENG 3rd ODI

South Africa

The Proteas have been in tremendous form in this series. Their dedication to remaining in contention for a direct qualification in the ODI World Cup was clearly visible in both games. They will be aiming to continue playing with the same momentum to win the series 3-0.

Probable Playing XI- Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi.


England’s performance in the series has not been up to the mark. In fact, they have faced a defeat in their previous five ODI outings. South Africa have been very dominant while playing in home conditions, and it will be a challenge for England to win the final game.

Probable Playing XI: Jason Roy/Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone, Reece Topley

SA vs ENG Head-to-Head in ODIs

Played- 68 | South Africa- 33 | England- 29 | Tied- 1 | NR- 5

SA vs ENG Broadcast Details

Match Timings- 4:30 PM IST (1:00 PM LOCAL)

Live Broadcast- Sony Sports Network

Live Streaming- SonyLiv App

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