Fantasy Cricket Tips, South Africa vs England, 1st T20I: After losing the Test series, South Africa did well to push England in the ODI series. But England scampered to a win the final ODI to draw the series 1-1. South Africa will be eager to win the T20I series to salvage some pride. They would be disappointed in the way they squandered the 1-0 lead in both Tests and ODI series. But the team under Quinton de Kock has done well in the shortest format. They were the only team not to lose the T20I series in India’s home season. But it won’t be easy against this England team. Having imported T20 specialist they will be favorites going into the series. Both teams would want to start the series with a win.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Weather Conditions
The evening is expected to be cloudy throughout the evening with a probability of 10% precipitation. Chances of rain are minimal hence a full game is on the cards.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Report
The pitch at the Buffalo Park has been a batsmen-friendly. It has the bounce which encourages the batsmen to hit through the line. Teams would prefer chasing in this stadium because of the shorter boundaries.
Average first innings score 163*
*(The stadium has hosted 2 T20Is only)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and Availability
Jofra Archer ruled out due to Stress fracture.
Probable Playing XIs:
Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi
Bench – Bjorn Fortuin, Heinrich Klassen, Petrus van Biljon, Sisanda Magala, Dwaine Pretorius
Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood
Bench – Sam Curran, Mathew Parkinson, Sajib Mahmood, Joe Denly.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
Quinton de Kock with his new role as Captain has taken the responsibility with both his hands. His man of the series in the recently concluded ODI series and the T20I series against India is evident for the same. He along with David Miller will hold the key for the home team. The return of Jos Buttler to the top of the order will boost the England side. Ben Stokes is another player who might get points in all three departments.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes
Vice-Captain – Rassie van der Dussen, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1
Keeper – Jos Buttler (C), Johnny Bairstow, Quinton de Kock
Batters – David Malan, Eoin Morgan, Rassie van der Dussen
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes (VC), JJ Smuts
Bowlers – Tom Curran, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2
Keeper – Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock(C)
Batters – Jason Roy, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller
All-Rounders – Sam Curran, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers – Tom Curran, Mark Wood, Chris Jordan, Beuran Hendricks
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Tips
Buffalo Park in East London is the smallest ground in South Africa. Batsmen will clear the boundary with ease. Hence it is worthy to pick more batsmen in the team. Both sides have few quality all-rounders which can be slotted in. Leg-spinners can be picked for one of the bowling spots as they tend to pick wickets in this ground.
Both teams would want to start with a win. England will be slight favorites to come out triumphs in the first T20.