SA vs ENG Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – England Tour of South Africa, 3rd T20I
South Africa are unlikely to avoid a whitewash as England look ruthless.
Updated - Dec 1, 2020 11:14 am
The 3rd match of the T20 International Series between South Africa and England will be played at Cape Town.
This match is scheduled to start at 9:30 PM IST (4:00 PM GMT).
South African cricket has been on the downward slope for quite some time now, and from what we have seen in the T20I series against England so far, a return to their usual self might be a distant dream. On their own turf, the Proteas have failed to match the Englishmen in any department.
The Three Lions have secured an unassailable lead in this series and will now have only one thing in their sights – a whitewash. For South Africa, getting a whitewash on their ground will be a matter of humiliation. Hence, they are expected to do all in their might to avoid that from occurring.
SA vs ENG Weather Report for Match 3:
We can expect a full game as the chances of precipitation are negligible. The temperature is expected to be around 20 °C.
The pitch here will suit the batsmen more than the bowlers. However, chasing is difficult and hence batting first will be the ideal option for both the sides.
Average first innings score:
174 (Last 6 T20Is played at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams:
Won – 5, Lost – 1, Tie – 0
Injury and Availability News:
David Miller and Andile Phehlukwayo are unavailable for selection
SA vs ENG Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Pite van Biljon, Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klassen, Temba Bavuma, George Linde, Tabraiz Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
Janneman Malan, JJ Smuts, Dwaine Pretorius, Pite van Biljon, Kyle Verreynne, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (WK), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran.
Reece Topley, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali
SA vs ENG Top picks for today’s 11Wickets match:
Jonny Bairstow has scored 89 runs in the first 2 games, which happens to be the most by any batsman in this series.
Sam Curran has been the leader of England’s bowling department. He has picked up 3 wickets and has an economy rate of under 9 runs per over.
Tabraiz Shamsi has been impressive with his spin bowling. Not only has he picked up 4 wickets but has maintained an economy rate of under 7 runs per over as well.
Faf du Plessis is constantly proving that age is just a number. He has been South Africa’s highest run-scorer in this series, with 69 runs to his name.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain Options: Faf du Plessis, Jonny Bairstow
Vice-Captain Options: Dawid Malan, Sam Curran
Suggested Playing XI No. 1 for SA vs ENG 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock, Jonny Bairstow (C)
Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Dawid Malan (VC)
All-Rounders: Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, George Linde
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer, Lungi Ngidi
12th Man: Eoin Morgan
Suggested Playing XI No. 2 for SA vs ENG 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Wicketkeeper: Jonny Bairstow, Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Eoin Morgan, Faf du Plessis (C), Dawid Malan
All-Rounders: Sam Curran (VC), Ben Stokes
Bowlers: Lungi Ngidi, Adil Rashid, Tabraiz Shamsi
12th Man: George Linde
Dawid Malan has given Bairstow commendable support by scoring 74 runs. He has maintained an average of over 35 and a strike rate of over 120. Malan can be a great differential pick for any one of your 11Wickets Fantasy teams.
SA vs ENG Today’s Probable Winners:
England are expected to win this match.