Fantasy Cricket Tips, South Africa vs England, 2nd T20I: Just like in the Test and ODI series, South Africa has taken a 1-0 lead in the T20I series with a 1-run win. But this win will be a confidence booster given the way they defended this total. Lungi Ngidi with his slower balls made all the difference for Quinton de Kock’s men.
They would be desperate to win the T20I series, but this England side isn’t pushovers either. Despite losing there were positives for them from the first game. Jason Roy’s 70 has settled the opening conundrum. England’s concern about bowling in the powerplay exists as SA scored 68 runs in the first six overs. Moeen Ali did an excellent job with the new ball but the pacers were taken out for runs. Morgan will be going into the not only with the thought of leveling the series but also finding a solution for the powerplay.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Conditions
Everyone will be relieved to know that the weather forecast for the day is clear. Hence, the second T20I won’t be hampered with rain, unlike the second ODI.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Report
The pitch at Kingsmead Durban will have something for everyone. While the batsmen tend to play their shots by trusting the bounce, pacers have also utilized to good effect. If it is dry, then spinners might get some turn.
Average first innings score: 167 (Last three T20I matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1
Injury and Availability:
All players are fit and available for the game
Probable Playing XIs:
Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi
Bench – Bjorn Fortuin, Heinrich Klassen, Petrus van Biljon, Sisanda Magala, Reeza Hendricks
Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Joe Denly, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood
Bench – Sam Curran, Mathew Parkinson, Sajib Mahmood, David Malan.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
Jason Roy’s form has resulted in the ouster of England Test captain Joe Root. His aggressive approach in the powerplay helps them get good starts. Tom Curran would love to continue his impactful BBL performances with both bat and ball. For the home team, apart from captain Quinton de Kock, David Miller will hold the key as he is the most experienced player in their batting line-up.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Quinton de Kock, David Miller Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes
Vice-Captain – Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler (VC), Johnny Bairstow, Quinton de Kock(C)
Batters – Joe Denly, Eoin Morgan, Reeza Hendricks
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers – Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Lungi Ngidi
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock
Batters – Temba Bavuma, Jason Roy (C), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller(VC)
All-Rounders – Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Tom Curran, Mark Wood, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice:
The Durban pitch is one of the grounds that batsman love to bat. With only 40 overs of play possible, the pitch may not offer much assistance to the spinners. Hence it is advisable to pick most of the top-order batsmen from both sides. All-rounders are value additions to fantasy teams. So, pick your side with as many all-rounders as possible.
England with better batting and bowling depth than the home team might win this game to level the series 1-1.