South Africa vs England ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI

ODI Series

South Africa vs England ODI series 2020 – 2nd ODI

England Tour of South Africa History

England is going to match with South Africa in second ODI for the series of 3 ODIs at Kingsmead, Durban. Both the teams faced each other 63 times, in which South Africa won 30 matches, whereas, England won 27 matches, and one resulted in tie in 2004-05, 5 other matches were called off without any result.

Victory brings points:

The home side will try to win the match to take away the series, and the win will help the team to increase the point as well, on the other hand, the opposition will try to win the match to make the third ODI as a decider, though the team will not gain any point, but lose the point in case of defeat for both the teams.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of the Durban shows the weather would be rainy and precipitation percentage would be very high, so rain chances would be high, too. The temperature would be pretty normal.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 29 times out of 47, and the selection favored the teams and the teams won 14 times after selecting the first batting, and lost 9 times, once the match resulted into tie and 6 times, match called off without any result. On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, after winning the toss, also won the matches 9 times out of 17 times, and lost 8 times. Overall, 23 times the teams, won the toss, won the matches and lost 17 times. 

Particularly, for South Africa, the team won the toss 21 times out of 39 times, and the team won 13 times out of 21. 

The first batting team won the matches 22 times, whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 18 times.

The lowest defended total was 180, surprisingly, it was defended by Canada against Bangladesh in 2003 WC, and the highest successful chase was 372 runs on the venue. The first inning lowest total was 154, and, it was in 1994, and the highest total was 371 runs, surprisingly, first inning, highest and lowest (completed inning) total by the same team, Australia. For the second inning, the lowest total was 91, whereas highest was 372 run.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other on the venue thrice, but, the match completed with result was only once, and visitor faced the defeat in only resulted encounters, the other two were called off without any result. Moreover, the visitors played one more match against different opponents, the team didn’t get victory in that match, as well. The visiting team waits for their first win on the ground.

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has Good record at the venue, and won 22 matches out of 39 encounters, but lost only 11 matches.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

South Africa:

The pitch usually favors batsmen, so, home side would prefer to have four fast bowler with one spinner combination, and would go with unchanged XI.

South Africa Eleven: JJ Smuts, Q de Kock, R. Hendricks, R van der Dussen, T. Bavuma, D. Miller, A. Phehlukwayo, B. Hendricks, L. Sipamla, T. Shamsi, L. Ngidi  


The visitors might go with one change and include A. Rashid in place of M. Parkinson.

England Eleven: J. Roy, J. Bairstow, J. Denly, J. Root, E. Morgan, T. Banton, S. Curran, C. Woakes, T. Curran, C. Jordan, A. Rashid

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