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ODI World Cup 2023 South Africa vs England Match Details and Game Prediction

Jan 27, 2023

Bilateral One-Day International (ODI) series can frequently be squeezed between the sides due to today’s packed cricket calendar. This is unusual for a T20 League (the SA 20) to take a break in the middle of the season to allow England and South Africa to play three one-day internationals.

South Africa needs the points to try to get directly into the ODI World Cup in 2023, but it won’t be easy to beat England. Many English players have participated in the SA 20 tournament in South Africa, so they would be well-versed in the conditions.

South Africa vs. England first one-day international prediction and betting tips for 2023. On January 27, 2023, the match will take place at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.

Match Preview 

Cricket South Africa has since decided to split the roles, naming Rob Walter and Shukri Conrad as the head coaches of the limited-overs teams and the Test team, respectively.

The less experienced members of the South African squad will be eager to impress Walter, who will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on the ODI series with England, even though neither of the coaches will begin their positions until February.

The hosts will place a greater emphasis on their three matches against England because they are competing with Sri Lanka, Ireland, and West Indies in the World Cup Super League for the final automatic qualifying spot for the 50-over World Cup.

If South Africa wants to automatically qualify, they must sweep England in the series and win their two one-day internationals against the Netherlands in March and April. If they don’t, they will have to win a 10-team qualifier tournament.

In the meantime, England is getting ready for a busy year in both the red-ball and white-ball formats after winning the T20 World Cup in November. They will play in an Ashes series and an ODI World Cup before the end of 2023.

Even though England is the current champion, the tourists have a point to prove in South Africa after drawing one of their previous three ODI series and losing two of them, including a 3-0 defeat to Australia in November.

Captain Jos Buttler may be the first to point out that the loss to Australia was mitigated by the fact that the series started four days after England’s victory in the T20 World Cup and that a few fringe players were given valuable game time.

Even though England hasn’t played since losing the series to Australia, some of their players have been busy over the winter playing in T20 leagues all over the world. However, the focus is back on international cricket in Bloemfontein.

Between now and the start of England’s World Cup defense, which begins in India in 13 ODIs, every game will be crucial for coach Matthew Mott and captain Jos Buttler to determine who should participate.

Temba Bavuma’s South African team will likely select Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan as their starting duo.

England’s batting lineup will be intimidated by Anrich Nortje’s fierce pace, which can easily reach 90 mph.

Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, and Kagiso Rabada could all play a role, highlighting the strengths of the hosts’ seam attack. Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi will provide spin options.

Regarding the tourists, eight of their players have already participated in the inaugural SA20 league for at least a few weeks in the country.

After returning from an injury layoff, Jofra Archer was one of the players participating in the franchise competition. He is expected to play for England for the first time since a T20 international against India in March 2021.

Sam Curran, the T20 World Cup player of the tournament, will want to be a big part of the team, and Harry Brook might play his first ODI.

Team South Africa:

The England squad includes Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Rassie van der Dussen, Keshav Maharaj, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, and Tabraiz Shamsi.

Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, David Willey, and Chris Woakes RSA VS ENG TEAM PREVIEWS SOUTH AFRICA South Africa has chosen a conservative team for this one-day international series. Young players like Dewald Brevis, Tristan Stubbs, Bjorn Fortuin, and Ethan Bosch continue to wait in the wings, and Temba Bavuma continues to serve as captain. There is no avoiding the fact that South Africa is greatly disadvantaged by having Temba Bavuma in the lineup.

All of his teammates are aware that he is insufficient as a batter to merit a spot. It will always be difficult for South Africa to unite around such a leader. Positive aspects include the fact that the South African team features Aiden Markram, Quinton de Kock, and Janneman Malan in a very strong batting order.

While playing both Malan and Markram will be difficult, they both prefer the pace of ODI cricket because it gives them time to settle in. The core of the middle order will be David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen, with Heinrich Klaasen possibly joining the eleven as well.

The playing eleven should be completed with the help of four fast bowlers and a spinner. If South Africa selects Wayne Parnell and Marco Jansen, they will have a very deep batting lineup that is capable of surprising any team, including England. The squad also includes Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, and Kagiso Rabada, making it difficult to select both bowling all-rounders.

It’s possible that Keshav Maharaj will be the only spinner in the lineup.

Cricket in South Africa is strong, and the team has a lot of great players. Quinton de Kock, a left-handed keeper-batsman who is a destructive player across all white ball formats, is one of South Africa’s key players. They are capable of defeating England, and the series is going to be closer than most people anticipate. With over 5800 ODI runs, his average was 45.57.

Since making his debut in January 2019, middle order batter Rassie van der Dussen has excelled in this format. He has scored a century in three ODIs, one of which came against England in the summer.

In the SA20 series, the right-arm fast bowler Anrich Nortje has been in excellent form. He is the most trustworthy bowler in South Africa across all formats.


One of the best white-ball teams in the world is England. The fact that it currently has more than 60 players competing in a variety of international leagues (including the BBL, IL T20, SA T20, and BPL) demonstrates the depth of its team. When it comes to selecting its playing eleven, it has a lot of options and will have to make some difficult choices.

The first difficult question England must answer concerns its opening pair. Since a very long time ago, Jason Roy hasn’t had enough runs, and other players are putting more pressure on him. In the first match, Phil Salt and Jason Roy are likely to open, but Roy has started counting down.

Other players who are likely to appear in the first match include Dawid Malan, Harry Brooks, Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, and Sam Curran. Despite his excellent performance against Pakistan, Ben Duckett may struggle to make the team.

When Jofra Archer comes back, the world will be especially interested. He appeared to be fit after participating in a few SA 20 matches, but this is the first time he will bowl more overs. The remainder of the bowling team ought to consist of Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, and Ollie Stone.

England is a very strong team that has a lot of skill across the board and a lot of depth. It also believes it can win from any position. That is just as crucial in a cricket match.

ENG Key Players Dawid Malan, 35, is a crucial member of both white ball teams and appears unlikely to return to Test cricket for England. In 2022, he scored two ODI centuries.

After more than a decade of representing his nation, Jos Buttler, the captain, keeper, and batter, has earned the respect of all of his teammates. Before this series, he had the most runs scored in the SA20.

The right-arm fast bowler Jofra Archer has a strong track record for England in this format. He likes the speed and bounce of these South African wickets.

Pitch Report

The pitch in Bloemfontein is a sporting one for the match between South Africa and England. As a result, it doesn’t look like this match will end with a lot of points scored. The best course of action for teams should be to win the toss and field first.

Weather Report

Weather for South Africa vs. England: There is no chance of rain right now. The humidity will be in the 40s, and the temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius.

Match Prediction

Prediction for the South Africa-England matchup: England have performed admirably of late, regardless of the format. Since they have dominated all three formats, Jos Buttler’s team is expected to win the opening game to take a 1-0 series lead.

Prediction: England to triumph.

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