ENG vs SA 1st T20 Match Preview: South Africa will take on England in the first T20I of a three-match series at Newlands, Cape Town tomorrow. Quinton De Kock will lead the Proteas in both formats, while Eoin Morgan will take charges of England across both formats. The 1st T20 match will be played between England and South Africa (ENG vs SA) at Newlands, Cape Town, start at 9:30 PM according to IST. Take a look at the ENG vs SA 1st T20 match preview, pitch report, playing 11 updates, and live-streaming details as below.
Despite their busy schedule, the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup winners England has taken a full-strength squad to South Africa. The warm-up matches have shown that Morgan and Co are ready and raring to go. With Jofra Archer and Mark Wood on one side, and Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje on the other, we will see a genuine pace battle from the top-ranked both sides by virtue of which the batsmen certainly won't fancy their chances.
On the other hand, the Proteas haven't played competitive cricket since March, with only a few of their players involved in the recently concluded IPL 2020. South Africa skipper de Kock helped the MI win the IPL 2020, and he will now be aiming to lead his country to victory against the host's English side.
The Proteas have a quality bowling attack, but there are quite a few question marks about their batting line-up. So, we can say that Morgan's side will definitely have the edge going into the series as a result.
The Newlands ground may be a little different pitch. It offers plenty of assistance to the spinners, but it is also a good batting wicket. A total of around 160-170 runs will be a good score at this venue.
It's likely to be cloudy in Cape Town on the day of the match. The temperature is likely to be around 22-24 Degree Celsius during the match. However, no rain is expected during the match.
England: Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, and Reece Topley
South Africa: Quinton De Kock (C/WK), Faf Du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Andile Pheklukawayo, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje
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