South Africa vs England T20I series 2020-21
Third and final 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 December 1st 2020.
England Tour of South Africa History:
The teams completed 21 meetings in the shortest format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won 9 times and lost 10 times with 1 without any result and 1 abandoned game.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against England are LLLLW.
On the soil of South Africa, the teams faced each other 10 times. The host won 5 times. The visitors won the same number of times.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against England in South Africa are LLLLW.
Points and Rankings:
The series is the comparison between the fifth rank team (South Africa) and second rank team (England) team. The host is 20 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, 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, 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 a chance to improve the position by 1 rank. Drawing the series will cause unaffected points and ranking for the team.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa are LLLWL.
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 positions down. In case, 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 point with unaffected ranking.
Last 5 (completed) match results of England are WWLWW.
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 team. On the other hand, in case of reverse result, the visitors will gain just 1 point and become a table topper, and the host will lose 2 points with no change in position for the team.
Weather forecast for Cape Town shows the weather would be partly cloudy throughout the match. The precipitation percentage would be almost 0% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be between 15-17 Celsius. The wind would be between 28 to 29 km/h during the match. The speed of wind would be almost steady and temperature would decrease with the match progress.
Toss and Pitch:
Teams preferred to field first after winning the toss, which happened 11 times out of 20, and the selection favors the teams, as the teams won 7 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 WLWLL.
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, 9 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 WLWLL.
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 LWLW -.
The first batting team won the matches 6 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 14 times, including the tied game.
Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LWLWW.
The lowest defended total was 154 in 2007. And the highest successful chase 180.
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 21.40 and 28.29 is for the second innings.
History Between the Teams at the Venue:
Both the teams faced each other just thrice at the venue. The host won twice, whereas the visiting team won just one, the recent one.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against England at the venue are LWW – -.
Teams’ T20I History at Venue:
The home side has a very poor record at the venue, and won just 5 matches including one tie out of 12 encounters and lost 8 times. Whereas, the visiting team won twice and lost thrice in 4 encounters.
Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are LLWWL.
Last 5 (completed) match results of England at the venue are WLLLW.
Tentative XI for both the Teams:
The home side would go include JJ. Smuts as the another spin and sixth option in bowling.
South Africa Eleven: Q. de Kock, R. Hendricks, F. de Plessis, R. van der Dussen, J. Smuts, H. Klassen, G. Linde, K. Rabada, L. Sipamla, A. Nortje, T. Shamsi
The visitors would try the bench strength.
England Eleven: J. Roy, J. Buttler, D. Malan, J. Bairstow, E. Morgan, B. Stokes, M. Ali, S. Curran, J. Archer, A. Rashid, M. Wood
*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.