SA vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction | 1st ODI | England tour of South Africa | 4th Dec 2020
England will take on South Africa in the 1st of the three-match ODI series on Friday. They are coming into this tournament after three big wins- a clean sweep- in the T20I series. Despite normal bowling performance, the team’s batting, led by Dawid Malan, was too good for the hosts. South Africa are the underdogs in this series though they are playing at home. The team is still looking for the right balance to match the firepower of the World Champions England. Let’s go through our latest Dream11 Team Prediction for the upcoming game of South Africa vs England.
Date & Time: 4th December 2020, 4:30 PM IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
The teams once again will lock-horns at the same venue where they played their first and third T20I. In both the matches, South Africa was able to score more than 175 and England had managed to chase down the target with ease.
Average 1st inns score at this venue in ODIs- 235
Highest team score at this venue- 367
Lowest team score at this venue- 43
Total ODI matches at this venue- 43
Matches won by the team batting first- 28
Matches won by the team batting second- 15
Head to Head
Total ODIs- 63
South Africa won- 30
England won- 28
In Recent five matches-
South Africa won- 2
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (C), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Jon-Jon Smuts, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
ENG vs SA Dream11 Team News:
- England comes into the tournament after a 3-0 win in the T20Is and will look to capitalize on the form. In the last ODI between these two, Adil Rashid won the player of the match award for his 3 for 51.
- After initial struggles, Jos Buttler finally found his form in the last match where he scored 67* runs. Against South Africa, he has 248 from 10 matches.
- Tom Curran looked good with the ball in both the intra-squad matches which happened recently before the T20Is. He had 6 wickets and 33 runs.
- South Africa will depend a lot on Quinton de Kock here. He averages close to 66 against England in the ODIs.
- In the absence of Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi will have the extra responsibility. He looks in good touch, and in the T20I series, he managed to grab four wickets though he was a bit expensive.
- David Miller will be the player to watch out for here. The last time when these two met in the ODIs, Miller scored a brilliant 69*.
You can check out our Latest Dream11 Match Predictions for all the matches.
SA vs ENG Dream11 Prediction, Line-Ups, Playing 11:
SA Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen
Batsmen: Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, JJ Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf Du Plessis
All-rounders: George Linde, Andile Pheklukwayo
Bowlers: Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje
ENG Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler
Batsmen: Sam Billings, Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan
All-rounders: Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Reece Topley, Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
Captain Pick for ENG vs SA Dream11 Team
Option 1: Jonny Bairstow
Jonny Bairstow did well in the T20I series and looked in good touch in the IPL as well. In the 1st T20I, he smashed a brilliant 86*. He averages 43.25 in ODIs this year.
Option 2: Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock holds the key when it comes to batting in the South African team. He had 77 runs from 3 innings. In the ODI series against England in February this year, he ended up with 187 runs from 3 innings.
Option 1: Joe Root
Joe Root looked good in the recently concluded Intra-squad warm-up matches. He scored 77 and 45* in the two matches he played.
Option 2: Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid could be a wise choice for vice-captain in this match. He was economical in all the three T20Is. In the 11 ODIs against South Africa, he has 11 wickets.
Top five Picks For SA vs ENG Dream11 Team:
Reeza Hendricks- 21 matches- 507 runs- 26.68 average
Chris Woakes –104 matches- 1315 runs – 149 wickets
Tom Curran – 24 matches- 28 wickets – 292 runs
Eoin Morgan – 242 matches – 7598 runs – 39.57 average
David Miller – 132 matches – 3231 runs – 40.38 average
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SA vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction: Who will win the match
Going by the form, South Africa will begin this contest as the underdogs and England has the upper hand, will begin the match as the favorites. Our Dream11 Team Prediction experts back South Africa to outclass visitors in the upcoming affair. It is known that Proteas is not at their best. But, still, they will look to turn things around in the next contest.