ENG vs SA Dream11: After a competitive ODI series that ended in a 1-1 draw, England and South Africa will lock horns in the first of the three-match T20I series on July 27 (Wednesday) at County Ground in Bristol. England lost their last T20I series against India at home by 2-1 while South Africa drew their five-match away T20I series against the same team by 2-2.
England vs South Africa 1st T20I Match
July 27, 2022; 11 PM IST
County Ground, Bristol
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The surfaces in England have been generally good to bat on ever since they have transformed batting in white-ball cricket and the pitch in Bristol is no different. Interestingly, the venue has not hosted a Men’s T20I since 2018 when England and India faced each other.
Last result at the venue
England and India locked horns against each other at the County Ground back in July 2018. India emerged as the winners chasing down 199 with Rohit Sharma smashing an unbeaten 100 off just 56 balls.
South Africa: LLWWW
(Last 5 T20I matches)
England Playing 11
Jos Buttler (C & WK)
Jos Buttler recent stats in T20Is
Jos Buttler is having a tough time ever since he has taken over the leadership duties from Eoin Morgan. But he is a terrific player and is due a big knock in the shortest format of the sport. He opens the innings for England in T20Is and has a strike-rate of more than 140 in 91 matches played in the format.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performances||Last 5 performances against SA||Batting Average|
|91||2162||18, 4, 0, 29, 26||26, 67*, 22, 7, 57||33.26|
Reece Topley, the left-arm seamer, has been in great form in what is being touted as his one of best comeback in the sport after suffering from so many injuries. He did well against India and also picked wickets against South Africa in ODIs. With the contest returning to T20Is, Topley would love to prefer delivering his four overs and picking wickets for his side.
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performances||Last 5 performances against SA||Bowling Average|
|12||12||3/22, 1/34, 0/43, 1/21, 1/30||0/33, 0/32, 0/27||28.41|
South Africa Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (WK)
Rassie van der Dussen
Rilee Rossouw/Heinrich Klaasen
David Miller (C)
Quinton de Kock recent stats in T20Is
Quinton de Kock was in the 90s when rain stopped play in the third ODI against England. He has found his mojo yet again and will be itching to get on the field for his side. De Kock boasts of a strike-rate of 134.60 in his T20I career and a lot will depend on how he performs in the opening game of the three-match T20I series.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performances||Last 5 performances against ENG||Batting Average|
|64||1863||14, 22, 34, 16, 12||34, 17, 30, 30, 35||33.26|
Anrich Nortje recent stats in T20Is
Anrich Nortje has enjoyed some great success in T20 format over the last couple of years including the Indian Premier league (IPL). He would be keen on replicating the same for South Africa with the T20 World Cup approaching later this year. He has so far picked 22 wickets in the shortest format at the international level and will be key for the visitors.
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performances||Last 5 performances against ENG||Batting Average|
|21||22||1/21, 0/23, 2/36, 1/36, 1/34||1/34, 1/37, 0/21,||27.60|
Who will win England vs South Africa 1st T20I today match?
England are going through some tough times in white-ball cricket having lost T20I and ODI series to India. Even the ODI series against South Africa ended in a draw. Jos Buttler has already hinted at a very hectic schedule and intensity not being at the highest with quick turnaround between the matches. Having said that, England players will be looking to start the series well which hasn’t been the case in this white-ball summer.
South Africa, on the other hand, have embarked on this tour after resting for a few weeks. They did well on the tour of India in the T20I series and performed exceptionally well in the ODI series as well. The Proteas are certainly in good spirits after doing well in the ODIs
England and South Africa have faced each other in 22 T20Is with the former side winning 11 matches while the Proteas have emerged victorious on 10 occasions.
South Africa are the favourites to win this encounter.
England vs South Africa Dream11 prediction
Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: Jonny Bairstow, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram
All-Rounders: Dwaine Pretorius, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone
Bowlers: Chris Jordan, Kagiso Rabada, Reece Topley
Captain, Vice-Captain for small leagues, head to head contests: Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler
Captain, Vice-Captain for Grand League: Moeen Ali, Dwaine Pretorius