ENGLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA MATCH DETAILS:
Match – England vs South Africa, 3rd T20I, South Africa tour of England, 2022
Date and Time – July 30, 2022; 7 PM IST
Venue – Rose Bowl, Southampton
South Africa’s tour of England has witnessed some fascinating cricket so far. The three-match ODI series between the two teams ended in a draw with the third and final game being washed out by rain.
The T20I series has also followed the same route with England winning the series opener after which the Proteas stunned the hosts with a brilliant comeback.
So far, on this tour, the teams batting first have enjoyed success and the trend might continue in the decider as well. The match is set to be played at the Rose Bowl in Southampton.
The second T20I saw the visitors clinching the encounter by 58 runs. Rilee Rossouw, making a comeback in this series for the Proteas, slammed an unbeaten 96 off just 55 deliveries with 10 fours and five sixes. Reeza Hendricks also smashed a half-century that propelled his team to 207/3 in their 20 overs.
In response, England never looked in the chase and collapsed, not for the first time this summer. They were bundled out for just 149 runs in the 17th overs with Jonny Bairstow’s 30 being the highest score for them in the line-up. With momentum being on the visitors’ side, England will have to be on their toes.
The T20 series of three matches of England vs South Africa is now tied 1-1 and this match had become a series decider. The winner of this match will lift the trophy of the T20 series. England will not be happy with their performance in recent times. They were beaten by India and shared the trophy of the ODI series against South Africa. Now they have a threat of losing another home series. Jose Buttler will be under pressure as this series is very important for his team. On the other side, South Africa had been good and confident in this tour even though they had not made smart choices in selection for the previous matches. Many of Today’s prediction providers are saying that England is the favorite team to win this match.
England was not impressive in the previous match. Their batting and bowling department could not give the best performance. The bowlers like Sam Curran, R Topley, Moeen Ali, Richard Gleeson, Adil Rashid, and Chris Jordan were part of the bowling unit of England. They leaked 207 runs in 20 overs. Moeen Ali picked one wicket in two overs while he was charged for 17 runs. Richard Gleeson also picked one wicket while he was charged for 38 runs in three overs bowled out. Chris Jordan was the other bowler who had a wicket to his name but he leaked a lot of runs. He leaked 43 runs in four overs. Adil Rashid, R Topley, and Sam Curran were the bowlers who failed to pick any wicket.
The batting order of England also failed to give the best performance in the previous match. They managed to score 149 runs and their full team came back to the pavilion in 19.4 overs while chasing the target of 208 runs. Jonny Bairstow was the highest run-scorer with 30 runs to his name. He faced 21 balls and smashed four boundaries during his inning. The skipper, Jos Buttler scored 29 runs while Moeen Ali had 28 runs to his name. Jason Roy scored 18 20 runs. Star players of England like Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, and Liam Livingstone are not performing well and this is not a good sign for the home side. Ben Stokes is still not available for selection in this match.
SOUTH AFRICA REVIEWS
The selection of the South African team had been quite strange in both previously played matches. Rilee Rossouw is back on the team and this is good for South Africa. The return of Rilee Rossouw will help South Africa to make a strong team for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The way how the batting order of South Africa performed in the second match was just outstanding. They scored 207 runs in 20 overs. Rossouw was the highest run-scorer with 96 runs to his name. He faced 55 balls and smashed ten boundaries and five huge sixes. He remained not out till the 20 overs. R Hendricks was also good with the bat. He scored 53 runs on 32 balls with the help of three boundaries and two huge sixes.
Klaasen scored 19 runs while de Kock and Tristan Stubbs scored 15 runs each. The bowling department of South Africa was also good in the previous match. They defended the target of 208 runs and send the full team of England back to the pavilion on a total of 149 runs in 19.4 overs. Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, and Tabraiz Shamsi were the leading bowlers of South Africa in the previous match. Tabraiz Shamsi was the most successful bowler in the previous match. He picked three wickets in four overs against 27 runs. Andile Phehlukwayo also performed well and picked three wickets in three overs while he leaked 39 runs. Lungi Ngidi picked two wickets while Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj picked one wicket each.
ENGLAND T20 HISTORY AND STATS
England had played a total of 153 T20 matches so far. They won 81 matches while other teams won 67 matches. 5 matches of England ended with no result.
SOUTH AFRICA T20 HISTORY AND STATS
South Africa had played 154 T20 matches right now with 89 wins to their name while they had lost 63 matches. Their 2 matches ended with no result.
ENGLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA T20 HISTORY AND STATS
England had played 24 T20 matches against South Africa where they had won 12 matches while South Africa had won 11 matches. One match of England against South Africa ended with no result.
TOSS PREDICTION IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
The toss is going to play an important role in the decision of every match of this series. According to our toss prediction, the team who will win the toss may elect to bat first.
PITCH REPORT AND CONDITIONS
The 3rd T20 Match match between England and South Africa is going to be played at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. The pitch at this stadium is excellent for batting. The boundaries at this venue are short and will bring the spinners into play. The pitch will continue to be good for batting throughout the match. A total of 190 can be difficult for batting second to chase.
WEATHER REPORT FOR THIS MATCH
The weather forecast in Southampton on match day is not good for a cricket match. There are some chances of rain but that is possible that we may have an interrupted match.
ENGLAND VS SOUTH AFRICA PROBABLE XIS
England is unlikely to make wholesale changes after one loss. But they might prefer having David Willey in the line-up in place of Richard Gleeson who conceded 38 runs in three overs in the previous game.
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (C & WK), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Richard Gleeson/David Willey, Reece Topley
South Africa has little to no reason to make any changes to their winning combination from the previous game unless there are any injury concerns.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller (C), Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
PROBABLE THE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH
Skipper Jos Buttler has provided some quick starts to his team in the previous two matches but has failed to make a big score. Coming into the third match, the right-handed batter will want to play a big knock for the Three Lions and help his side to clinch the series.
PROBABLE THE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH
The highest wicket-taker in the series so far, pacer Lungi Ngidi will want to grab some crucial wickets for his side in the upcoming fixture and help them to win the match. He has already scalped seven wickets in the series and has taken them at an excellent average of just 7.14 runs.
FAVORITE TEAM IN TODAY’S MATCH PREDICTION
According to the match prediction, South Africa is the favorite team to win this match. Many factors make South Africa a favorite team in this match, Some of the key factors are mentioned below:
- The spin bowlers of South Africa had been effective in this series
- England had lost the previous match but they can bounce back strongly
- The key players of South Africa are back to the good form
- The batting order of England is not in good form
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR THE BOTH SIDES
South Africa has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to England, so the winning chances of South Africa for today’s match has been increased. The equation of winning chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
South Africa has a 52% chance to win this match.
England has a 48% chance to win this match.