ENG vs SA Match Prediction, 1st ODI – Who will win today’s match between England and South Africa?

The series opener will be played on July 19 at the Riverside Ground in Durham.

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England are all set to take on the South African side for a three-match ODI series which will be followed by as many T20Is and Test matches. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

After the conclusion of a tiring schedule against India, England are all set to take on the South African side for a three-match ODI series which will be followed by as many T20Is and Test matches. The series opener will be hosted by the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street in Durham. Both the teams lost their previous ODI fixture and it would be interesting to see who takes the upper hand in the upcoming series.

England lost the ODI series against India by 1-2, whereas South Africa, who last played an ODI series back in March 2022, were handed a 1-2 defeat by Bangladesh. Both the teams have a bunch of power hitters in their lineups, and both have a great bowling assault that would be something to watch out for.

ENG vs SA Match details

Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street (Durham)

Date and Time: July 19, 2022, 5:30 PM IST

Broadcast: Sony Sports Network for television and SonyLiv for live streaming

ENG vs SA Pitch Report

The surface at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street is batter friendly and thus, the hitters will benefit the most from it. The side chasing in the game has won 11 out of the 20 ODIs that have been played at the venue. Pacers will also have a say at this turf. The average first innings score is 245,

England vs South Africa, 1st ODI Probable Playing XI


Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Craig Overton, Reece Topley

South Africa:

Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Kyle Verreynne, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (c), Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

ENG vs SA, 1st ODI Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match

Quinton de Kock:

One of the most experienced players on the side, former Proteas skipper will be the player to watch out for in the upcoming contest. He has been in fine touch with the bat in the white-ball format and thus he would look to continue the same momentum in the first game against England.

Probable best bowler of the match

Reece Topley:

Reece Topley wreaked havoc in the series against India, and ended up with a total of nine wickets under his belt. While he went wicketless in the first game, he broke multiple records during the second match and ended with a six-wicket haul. At the pace-friendly pitch, the speedster will be one to look out for.

Today’s Match Prediction: England to win the match

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ENG vs SA 2022: England and South Africa will face each other in their 1st ODI match on 19th July.
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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