South Africa vs England T20I series 2020-21
First meeting of the series of three T20I matches between South Africa and England is going to be played at the Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town on November 27th 2020. The teams will play the second bilateral T20I series in South Africa, which contains more than two matches.
England Tour of South Africa History:
This is going to be the seventh bilateral series between the teams. The host won just once, while visiting team won twice. Two series were concluded into draw. The remaining one was of just one-off match, which was abandoned.
Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against England are LLWDD.
When touring South Africa by the English team, this is going to be a fourth series. The home team won once, and the visitors matches the record, the remaining one was concluded as draw.
Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against England in South Africa are LWD – -.
The teams completed 19 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won 9 times and lost 8 times with 1 without any result and 1 abandoned game.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against England are LLWLW.
On the soil of South Africa, the teams faced each other 8 times. The host won 5 times. The visitors won thrice.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against England in South Africa are LLWWW.
Points and Rankings:
The series is the comparison between the fifth rank team (South Africa) and second rank team (England) team. The host is 13 points behind the visitors.
If the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 8 points with improvement in the position by 3 ranks ranks, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 7 points with no change in position. In case of the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will lose 2 points but no impact on the rankings. In case of winning the series with one defeat, the team will earn 3 points and may have chance to improve the position by 1 rank. Drawing the series will cause of unaffected points and ranking for the team.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa are LWLLL.
If the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 4 points and become a table topper, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 7 points with two position down. In case of the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will lose 4 points without impacting the rank. In case of winning the series with one defeat, the team will stay at the same points rank. Drawing the series will help the team to lose 1 points with unaffected ranking.
Last 5 (completed) match results of England are LWWLW.
The result of the first match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the team will gain 3 points, and the visitors will lose 3 points, as well, with unaffected positions for either teams. On the other hand, in case of reverse result, the visitors will gain just 1 point, and the host will lose 2 points with no change in position for both the teams.
Weather forecast for Cape Town shows the weather would be mostly cloudy throughout the match and little windy in early part of the match. The precipitation percentage would be 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be between 18-22 Celsius. The wind would be between 29 to 33 km/h during the match. The speed of wind and temperature would decrease with the match progress.
Toss and Pitch:
Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 10 times out of 19, and the selection favors the teams, as the teams won 6 times after selecting the fielding first, though one of the defeat was in one over eliminator in the tied game and lost 4 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LWLLW.
On the other hand, the teams who chose to bat first, after winning the toss, won the matches just twice and lost 7 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLLWL.
Overall, 8 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 11 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWLLL.
Particularly, for South Africa, the team won the toss 9 times out of 12 times, and the teams won just thrice including one tied game and lost 6 times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWLLL.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue, while losing the toss, are WLW – -.
The first batting team won the matches 6 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 13 times, including the tied game.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WLWWL.
The lowest defended total was 154 in 2007. And the highest successful chase 179.
The first inning lowest total was 101 in 2007, and the highest total was 193 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 96, whereas highest was 186 runs.
The batting average of the first innings is 21.04 and 27.87 is for the second innings.
History Between the Teams at the Venue:
Both the teams faced each other just twice at the venue. The host won both the games, whereas the visiting team is still searching the first victory at the venue.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against England at the venue are WW – – -.
Teams’ History at Venue:
The home side has a poor record at the venue, and won just 5 matches including one tie out of 12 encounters and lost 7 times. Whereas, the visiting team won just once and lost thrice in 4 encounters.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are LWWLL.
Last 5 (completed) match results of England at the venue are LLLW -.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The home side would go with the pace attack.
South Africa Eleven: Q. de Kock, J. Malan, F. de Plessis, R. van der Dussen, D. Miller, JJ. Smuts / H. Klassen, A. Phehlukwayo, K. Rabada, L. Ngidi, A. Nortje, T. Shamsi / L. Sipamla
The visitors would also prefer to go with pacers..
England Eleven: J. Roy, J. Buttler, D. Malan, J. Bairstow, E. Morgan, B. Stokes, S. Curran, C. Jordan, J. Archer, A. Rashid, M. Wood
*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.
*Notes: D means Draw in “last five series results”.