Fantasy Cricket Tips, South Africa vs England, 3rd ODI: The rain had the final say in the 2nd ODI, so the series shifts to Wanderers where England has a chance to level the series whereas the hosts have a chance of winning the series. They had a poor Test series and so would want to win at least the first leg of the limited-overs series.
On the other hand, England, who recently won the World Cup weren’t at their best in the 1st ODI as their batting collapsed. Joe Denly was the only positive from what was a disappointing game for the visitors. England would desperately want to level the series going into the T20Is.
It is a kind of a decider so it would be a fascinating contest to watch when South Africa takes on England in what is going to be the Pink ODI.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Condition
The temperature will hover in the mid and high-20s with a high chance of rain on the 9th of February.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Report
A lot of ODIs have been played at this venue. Out of the 48 ODIs, the team batting first has won 22 games and the team batting second 26.
The average score batting first is 245 and the highest score at this venue is 439/2 by South Africa.
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, Matthew Parkinson
Bench – Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Dawid Malan, Saqib Mohammad
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 first 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 Tips
There is a chance of rain on the match day, so if the game gets shortened then the likes of Roy, Bairstow and 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 3rd ODI of South Africa – England ODI series will take place at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on 9th February.
The match starts at 1:30 PM IST (11:00 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.