SA vs ENG: After the test series and the ODI series, its time for the T20 action between South Africa and England. The first T20I of the 3-match T20 series will be played on Wednesday evening. The hosts South Africa started the tour positively by winning the first test match but the visitors bounced back in style by winning the next 3 test matches and the series 3-1. In the ODI series, The Proteas won the first ODI but the 2nd ODI was abandoned due to rain. In the 3rd ODI, the hosts lost the chance to win the series as England won a closely fought game by 2 wickets. Now, both teams will be gearing up for the T20 format and they would want no less than a win in the opening game.
South Africa vs England Team News
South Africa Team News:
- Reeza Hendricks and Quinton de Kock are expected to open the batting.
- Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, and David Miller will form the middle-order.
- JJ Smuts and Andile Phehlukwayo will be the all-rounders in the team.
- Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, and Beuran Hendricks combined will form the bowling attack.
England Team News:
- Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow are expected to open the batting with Dawid Malan coming at the number 3.
- Skipper Eoin Morgan alongside Ben Stokes and Jos Butler will form the middle-order.
- Curran Brothers – Sam and Tom are expected to be the all-rounders in the playing 11.
- While Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid will lead the bowling attack, one between Saqib Mahmood and Mark Wood is expected to get a chance to feature alongside them.
South Africa vs England Playing11
SA Playing 11-
Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JJ Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi, and Beuran Hendricks.
ENG Playing 11-
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (WK), Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, and Saqib Mahmood/Mark Wood.
South Africa vs England Squads
South Africa Squad
Quinton de Kock(C), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, JJ Smuts, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Beuran Hendricks, Petrus van Biljon, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, and Heinrich Klaasen.
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood, and Matthew Parkinson.