SA vs ENG Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – T20I Series, Match 1

SA vs ENG Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – T20I Series, Match 1

England are expected to win this match.

Match Details

The 1st T20I of the three-match series between South Africa and England will be played at the Newlands in Cape Town.

This match will start at 9:30 PM IST (6 PM local). This match and the whole series will be live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Live Streaming will be available on Disney + Hotstar.


South Africa will return to international cricket after a long gap with the three-match T20I series in Cape Town on Friday. England have played quite a lot hosting the likes of West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia. The hosts, however, have suffered a few COVID positive cases in their squad and it remains to be seen who misses out due to the same reason. Expect this game to be a thriller with batsmen from both sides looking to go bonkers from first ball.

SA vs ENG Weather Report for Match 1

It will be cloudy during the match but there is no chance of the rain interrupting the proceedings at all. The temperature is expected to hover around 20 Degrees Celsius.

Pitch Report

The surface at the Newlands could be a decent one for batting as this is the start of the season. The pacers will also enjoy bowling as they will extract more bounce. The side winning the toss is expected to bat first.

Average first innings score

173 (Last three T20Is played at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams

Won – 0; Lost – 2; Tie – 1

Injury & Availability News

The names of 2-3 players who are tested positive for COVID-19 from South Africa camp are not revealed and we have picked the best XI from the squad.

Dwayne Pretorius has been ruled out of the series.

SA vs ENG Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

South Africa Predicted XI

Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi

Bench: Temba Bavuma, Janneman Malan, George Linde, JJ Smuts, Lungi Ngidi, Pite van Biljon, Kyle Verreynne, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman

England Predicted XI

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (WK), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.

Bench: Reece Topley, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali

SA vs ENG Top picks for today’s 11Wickets match:

Quinton de Kock scored 503 runs in 16 innings at an SR of 140 in the IPL for Mumbai Indians. Jos Buttler smashed 328 runs in 12 outings for Rajasthan Royals and his strike-rate read 144.49. Kagiso Rabada won the Purple Cap in IPL picking 30 wickets in 17 matches while Jofra Archer accounted for 20 wickets in 14 matches at an economy of 6.55.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection

Captain Options: Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes

Vice-Captain Options: Faf du Plessis, Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada

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Suggested Playing XI No. 1 for SA vs ENG 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock (C), Jos Buttler

Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Jason Roy (VC), Eoin Morgan

All-Rounders: Ben Stokes, Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer, Anrich Nortje, Adil Rashid

12th Man – Rassie van der Dussen


Suggested Playing XI No. 2 for SA vs ENG 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Wicketkeeper: Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler

Batsmen: Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis (VC), Reeza Hendricks, Dawid Malan

All-Rounders: Ben Stokes (C)

Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid

12th Man – Andile Phehlukwayo


Expert Advice

You can leave out Jonny Bairstow from your Fantasy team as he is likely to bat at four and might not get many deliveries to face.

SA vs ENG Today’s Probable Winners:

England are expected to win this match.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.