South Africa vs England T20I series 2020 – 3rd T20I

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South Africa vs England T20I series 2020 – 3rd T20I

3rd T20I:

The second T20I of the T20 series of 3 T20I is going to be played at the SuperSport Park, Centurion.

England Tour of South Africa History

Both the teams faced each other 18 times, in which South Africa won 9 matches, whereas, England won 7 matches, out of remaining two, one was called off without any result and one was abandoned. 

In South Africa, both the teams met in T20I 7 times, and the visitors won last encounter, which was just second one, whereas, the host won 5.

Victory brings points:

In the point table, both the teams came at the same situation, in which, they were at the beginning of the series.


South Africa vs England T20I series 2020 – 1st T20I

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of the Centurion shows the weather would be pretty clear throughout the match. Due to expected extremely low, nearly zero, precipitation percentage, the chances of rain would be almost nil. The wind and The temperature would be pretty normal.

Toss and Pitch:

Though, the teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, 6 times out of 9 times. And the teams won twice after selecting to field and lost four times. But, On the other hand, the teams, who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, thrice, and, surprisingly, won all, and never lost. Interestingly, last incidence, when the team won the toss and chose to bat first, was in 2015. 5 times, the teams won the match, after winning the toss, and lost 4 times.

Particularly, for South Africa, the team won the toss just thrice in 9 opportunities, and won twice and lost one, a year back, against the top ranked team in T20I.

The first batting team won the matches 7 times, and twice for, the team, who batted second. But still, since last 4 matches, teams never chose bat first after winning the toss. Moreover, when teams won the matches after choosing the fielding, by 6 wickets in both the encounters, coincidently.

The lowest defended total was 156 (in completed innings), and the highest successful chase was 189 runs. 

The first inning lowest total was 128 (in completed innings), and the highest total was 241 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 100, whereas highest was 189 runs.

Average score of the first inning at the venue is 173 runs (DLS is used in one match), and 141 runs for the second innings (DLS was used in one match). The batting average for the first inning is 29.41 and 19.25 is for the second inning.

3 encounters were played during day time on the ground, teams chose bat first in all three matches and won them. The average score for the first innings for the day match was 204, and batting average was 30.65, and for the second inning, the average score was 134 and betting average was 15.46, almost half of the first inning batting average.

History Between the Teams:

The teams met just once on the ground, in which, the visitors faced defeat, and the host put the highest target on the ground, and second highest at that time in T20I history.

T20I History at Venue:

The home side has average record, as the team won 5 matches and lost 4.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

South Africa:

The host would include D. Steyn to go with strong pace bowling attack.

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


The visitors might go with unchanged, as the team would not disturb the winning XI.

England Eleven: J. Roy, J.Butler, J. Bairstow, E. Morgan, B. Stokes, J. Denly, M. Ali, T. Curran, C. Jordan, A. Rashid, M. Wood

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