ENG vs SA Dream11: England and South Africa are up against each other in the second T20I of the three-match series. The ODI series ended in a draw as South Africa won the first match while England won the second. The third game was abandoned due to rain. South Africa tied their previous T20I series 2-2 against India while England were beaten 1-2 by the same opponents. The T20I series will be followed by a three-match Test series.
England vs South Africa 2nd T20I Match
28 July, 11:00 PM IST
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, England
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The wicket at this venue is likely to favor batters. Teams batting second have won 6 out of 8 matches so far. The average first innings total at this venue is 142.
Last result at the venue
The last T20I match at this venue was played between England and Sri Lanka on June 24, 2021, which England won by 5 wickets.
South Africa: NR LLWW
(Last 5 T20I matches)
Jos Buttler (C & WK)
Moeen Ali Stats in T20I
Moeen Ali has scored 105 runs and picked up 6 wickets against South Africa from 8 matches so far. He can score runs at a quick pace in this format and is flexible at any position in the batting order. Moeen is also a clever operator with the ball and a witty all-round cricketer. He is a vital cog for England in this series.
|Matches Played||Runs / Wickets||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against SA||Batting Average / Bowling Average|
|52||708 / 36||0 & 1/31, 35 & 0/23, 36 & 2/26, 14 & 0/20, 63 & 2/28||37 & 1/27, 5* & 0/11, 39 & 0/36, 5 & 1/22, 8* & 2/34||19.13 / 25.94|
Jonny Bairstow Stats in T20I
Jonny Bairstow stats in T20I against South Africa are impressive. He has scored 338 runs from 10 innings at an average of 42.25 and a strike-rate of 154.34. Bairstow has been in good touch with the bat for England in the recent past and is an explosive batter at the top of the order. The hosts will rely on his power-hitting abilities.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against SA||Batting Average|
|63||1190||13, 1, 0, 16*, 8*||1, DNB, 3, 86*, 64||26.44|
South Africa Playing 11
David Miller (C)
Quinton de Kock
Rassie van der Dussen
Anrich Nortje Stats in T20I
Anrich Nortje was the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in the ODI series with six wickets. Nortje is a genuine wicket-taker and has the ability to bowl with both the new ball and at the death. He is a key weapon for the visitors with the ball along with Rabada in the pace attack.
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against ENG||Bowling Average|
|21||22||1/21, 0/23, 2/36, 1/36, 1/34||1/34, 1/37, 0/21, -, –||23.18|
Quinton de Kock Stats in T20I
Quinton de Kock has a good record against England in T20Is. He has scored 323 runs against them from 9 innings at an average of 35.89 and a strike-rate of 163.13. The southpaw struck form in the final ODI as he struck an unbeaten 76-ball 92 before the game was called off eventually. The Proteas will expect him to carry the form into the T20Is as well.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against ENG||Batting average|
|64||1863||DNB, 14, 22, 34, 16||34, 17, 30, 30, 35||33.26|
England faced defeat in the previous T20I series against India at home, losing 1-2. They lost the first ODI against South Africa as well. However, they bounced back in the second game to level the series. England are a power-packed side in this format.
South Africa, on the other hand, tied their recent T20I series 2-2 against India. They will be bolstered by the return of Kagiso Rabada and Rilee Rossouw in the side, who add strength and balance.
The competition between the two sides so far has been cut throat to say the least. England have won 11 games whereas South Africa have come out on top 10 times out of 22 T20Is. While it is hard to pick an outright winner, South Africa are expected to win this clash.
Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: David Miller, Jonny Bairstow, Rassie van der Dussen
All-rounder: Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Kagiso Rabada
Captain, Vice-Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone
Captain, Vice-Captain for Grand League: Quinton de Kock, Moeen Ali