Fantasy Cricket Tips: South Africa vs England, 2nd ODI: After a dreadful Test series, the hosts have started the ODI series on the winning note as they defeated England by 7 wickets in the first ODI on Tuesday. South Africa’s new ODI captain Quinton De Kock led from the front as he scored a fabulous century which helped South Africa chase down 258 in 47.4 overs.
On the other hand, most of the England batsmen didn’t score runs as they managed only 257 in the 50 overs. Joe Denly was the highest scorer with 87 to his name. The senior batsmen like Roy, Bairstow, Root, and Morgan failed to make a big score.
South Africa, under the captaincy, will look to continue the winning momentum whereas the England team needs to make a comeback as it is a three-match ODI series.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Condition:
The temperature will hover in the mid and high-20s with a chance of rain on the 7th of February.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Report
A lot of ODIs have been played at this venue. Out of the 40 ODIs, the team batting first has won 21 games and the team batting second 18. The average score batting first is 250 and the highest score at this venue is 371/6 by Australia.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and Availability News
There is no news about injuries, so all the players are available.
Probable Playing XIs:
Quinton De Kock (C, WK), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie Van Der Dussen, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Tabraiz Shamsi
Bench – Janneman Malan, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(C), Tom Banton, Joe Denly, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood
Bench – Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Dawid Malan, Matthew Parkinson
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
Three out of the four openers are of proven quality. So, the likes of Roy, Bairstow and Quinton De Kock should be your top picks. Tabraiz Shamsi had a good game so he could be a good pick. The England captain will be ready to fire so he should be your top pick.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Quinton De Kock, Jason Roy, Temba Bavuma
Vice-Captain – Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Rassie Van Der Dussen
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1
Keeper – Quinton De Kock (C)
Batsmen – Jason Roy (VC), Eoin Morgan, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Temba Bavuma
All-rounders – Sam Curran, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tom Curran
Bowlers – Tabraiz Shamsi, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2
Keeper – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – Jason Roy (C), Rassie Van Der Dussen (VC), David Miller, Tom Banton
All-rounders – Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Woakes, Joe Denly
Bowlers – Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Sam Curran
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice
There is a chance of rain on the match day, so if the game gets shortened then the likes of Roy, Bairstow and Eoin Morgan can become even more dangerous. QDK and Rassie Van Der Dussen are the reliable batsmen from the Proteas so they could be good picks. Among the bowlers, Shamsi and Woakes could get you some crucial points.
Even though the Proteas won the first game, it won’t be surprising if the England team makes a comeback and makes it 1-1.
The 2nd ODI of South Africa – England ODI series will take place at the Kingsmead in Durban on 7th February.
The match starts at 4:30 PM IST (14:00 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.