South Africa vs England ODI series 2020 – 3rd ODI

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South Africa vs England ODI series 2020 – 3rd ODI

Pink ODI:

Third ODI between South Africa and England is going to be played at The Wanderers, Johannesburg, which is Pink ODI. Every year, starting from 2013, South African cricketers wear pink colored clothes in ODI, which is played at Johannesburg to raise the fund for the breast cancer.

England Tour of South Africa History

Both the teams faced each other 64 times, in which South Africa won 30 matches, whereas, England won 27 matches, and one resulted in tie in 2004-05, 6 other matches were called off without any result, one of them was the recent one.

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 series balanced and will be concluded in draw, 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 Johannesburg shows the weather would be rainy with thunder storm and precipitation percentage would be very high, particularly in afternoon and evening. The precipitation percent is little low in the morning compare to later in the day. So rain chances would be high, too. The temperature would be pretty normal.

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to field first on run-fest pitch after winning the toss, which happened 30 times out of 48. The selection favored the teams and the teams won 16 times after selecting the bowling first, and lost 14 times. On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, and won the matches only 6 times out of 18 times, and lost double the number of wins (12 times). Overall, 22 times the teams, won the toss, won the matches and lost 26 times. 

Particularly, for South Africa, the team won the toss 14 times out of 35 times, and the team won the matches 11 times out of 14. Last time, when the home side lost the match after winning the toss in 2009 against Australia. 

The first batting team won the matches 20 times, whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 28 times.

The lowest defended total was 149, which happened in 2000, and the highest successful chase was 438 runs on the venue, which is highest successful chase in ODI history, till date. The first inning lowest total was 128, and the highest total was 439 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 109, which was in 1995, whereas highest was 438 runs, of course.

Average score of the first inning at the venue is 245 runs, and 208 runs for the second innings (some matches resulted with the help of DLS methods). The batting average for the first inning is 32.87 and 31.61 is for the second inning.

History Between the Teams:

Both the teams faced each other on the venue 5 times, but, the match completed with result was four times, one match was abandoned without toss. Visitor achieved the victory in only one encounters, which was in 2005, and faced defeats thrice. Moreover, the visitors played couple more matches against different opponents, the team won one match and lost the other one.

ODI History at Venue:

The home side has excellent record at the venue, and won 26 matches out of 35 encounters, but lost only 9 matches. In last 9 encounters, the home side won 8 matches and lost just once.

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 include L. Ngidi in place of orthodox spinner B. Fortuin.

South Africa Eleven: Q de Kock, R. Hendricks, T. Bavuma, R van der Dussen, D. Miller, JJ Smuts, 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. Root, E. Morgan, J. Denly, T. Banton, S. Curran, C. Woakes, T. Curran, C. Jordan, A. Rashid

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