The ODI series between two sides was tied 1-1 after the final and decider of the series was washed out. England will now take on South Africa in the five-match T20I series.
Jos Buttler-led England will look to start the series with a victory. For South Africa, David Miller will lead the T20I side after he was named the skipper in the absence of Temba Bavuma.
The Proteas pace sensation Kagiso Rabada will return to the T20I set-up after missing the ODIs, while left-handed batter Rilee Rossouw will also return to the team.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for the 1st T20I of the South Africa tour of England, 2022.
ENG vs SA Match Details
- Match: England vs South Africa, 1st T20I
- Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022
- Time: 11:00 PM (IST)
- Venue: County Ground, Bristol
The surface at Country Ground, Bristol, England is expected to be good for batting and plenty of runs can be expected. Pacers are expected to get early movement with the new ball and as the match progresses, spinners will come into the picture. Both teams will prefer to chase after winning the toss.
ENG vs SA Probable Playing XI
England Playing XI
Jos Buttler (C & WK), Jason Roy, Reece Topley/Richard Gleeson, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan David Willey, Dawid Malan, Philip Salt, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Jonny Bairstow.
South Africa Playing XI
David Miller (C), Quinton de Kock (WK), Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Heinrich Klaasen/ Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches is 268 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 3
- Matches Lost: 2
- Draw/No Result/Abandoned: 0
England & South Africa Last 5 Matches Stats
ENG vs SA Player Record/Stats (Must Picks)
|Player||Stats (T20I Career)|
|Quinton de Kock||1863 Runs|
|Jonny Bairstow||1190 Runs|
|Anrich Nortje||22 Wickets|
|Liam Livingstone||342 Runs & 12 Wickets|
|Rassie Van der Dussen||1030 Runs|
ENG vs SA Captaincy Picks
- Dwaine Pretorius
- Jos Buttler
- Anrich Nortje
ENG vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock
- Batters: Jonny Bairstow, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Dawid Malan
- All-Rounders: Dwaine Pretorius, Liam Livingstone
- Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Kagiso Rabada, Reece Topley
- Captain: Jos Buttler
- Vice-Captain: Dwaine Pretorius
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Jos Buttler
- Batters: Jonny Bairstow, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Dawid Malan, David Miller
- All-Rounders: Liam Livingstone
- Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Chris Jordan, Anrich Nortje, Adil Rashid
- Captain: Jonny Bairstow
- Vice-Captain: Anrich Nortje
Probable Winner Of The Match
South Africa is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.