South Africa vs England ODI series 2020 -21 – 1st ODI

South Africa vs England ODI series 2020-21

1st ODI:

First meeting of the series of three ODI matches between South Africa and England has set to be played at the Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town on December 4th 2020. But the match is postpone due to a positive covid-19 test. Now, the ODI at Paarl is going to be played as a 1st ODI, which was originally arranged as the 2nd ODI. And the Friday’s, December 4th 2020, ODI will be played on Monday at same venue as the 2nd ODI of the series.

South Africa vs England ODI series 2020 -21 – 1st ODI

First meeting of the series of three ODI matches between South Africa and England was going to be played at the Boland Park, Paarl on December 6th 2020.

England Tour of South Africa History:

This is going to be the eleventh bilateral series between the teams. The host won 4 times, while the visiting team won 4 times, too. Two series were concluded in a draw.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against England are DLWDL.

When touring South Africa by the English team, this is going to be a sixth series. The home team won thrice, and the visitors won just once, the remaining one was concluded as a draw.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against England in South Africa are DWLWW.

The teams completed 65 meetings in this format of cricket, till date. Out of them, the host won 30 times and lost 28 times with 1 tie, 4 without any result and 2 abandoned games.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against England are LWLWL.

On the soil of South Africa, the teams faced each other 32 times. The host won 18 times. The visitors won 9 times. 1 game was tied, twice called off without any result and 2 games abandoned without a ball.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against England in South Africa are LWWWW.

South Africa vs England ODI series 2020 – 3rd ODI

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the fifth rank team (South Africa) and first rank team (England) team. The host is 15 points behind the visitors.

If the host will win the series by 3-nil, then the host will earn 6 points with improvement in the position by 1 rank, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 3 points with no change in position. If the host will win the series by 2-nil, then the host will earn 4 points with improvement in the position by 1 ranks, but in case of losing the series with 2 defeats without any win, then the team will lose the 2 points with no change in position.

In case, the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will neither gain nor lose either points or rankings. In case of winning the series with one defeat, the team will earn 3 points with no chance in the position. Drawing the series will help the team to earn 1 point with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa are WWWLW.

South Africa vs Australia ODI series 2020 – 3rd ODI

If the visiting team will win the series by 3-nil, then the team will earn 2 points and stay at table topper, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose the 4 points with no change in position. If the visiting team will win the series by 2-nil, then the team will earn 1 point with no change in the position, but in case of losing the series with 2 defeats without any win, then the team will lose the 3 points with no change in position.

In case, the team will lose the series with one win, then the team will lose 2 points without impacting the rank. In case of winning the series with one defeat, the team will neither gain nor lose either points or rankings. Drawing the series will cause the team to lose 1 point with unaffected ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England are LWLLW.

England vs Australia ODI series 2020 – 3rd ODI

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 2 points, and the visitors will lose 2 points, as well, with unaffected positions for either team. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visitors will gain just 1 point, and the host will lose 1 point with no change in position for both the teams.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast for Paarl shows the weather would be pretty sunny throughout the match. The precipitation percentage would be between 0% to 5% as of now, so there would be no chance of rain during the match. The temperature would be between 25-32 Celsius. The wind would be between 7 to 20 km/h during the match. The speed of wind and temperature would fluctuate with the match progress.

Boland Park, Paarl

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 9 times out of 13, and the selection favored the teams, as the teams won 5 times after selecting the bat first and lost thrice. The first ever played match on the venue resulted into tie.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are WLWWL.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, after winning the toss, won the matches twice and lost twice, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LWLW -.

Overall, 7 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 5 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are WLLWW.

Particularly, for South Africa, the team won the toss just twice out of 7 times, and the teams won both the times and never lost, yet.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue, while winning the toss, are WW – – -.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue, while losing the toss, are WWLWW.

The first batting team won the matches 7 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 5 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WLWLW.

The lowest defended total was 204 in 2003. And the highest successful chase 248 in 2001. 

The first inning lowest total was 36 (associate team, Canada) runs in 2003, and the highest total was 353 runs. For the second inning, the lowest total was 43 in 2012, whereas the highest was 250 runs in 2001.

The batting average of the first innings is 30.19 and 24.27 is for the second innings.

History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against England at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ ODI History at Venue:

The home side has an excellent record at the venue, and won 6 matches out of 7 encounters and lost just once, though the defeat was by 1 wicket. Whereas, the visiting team never played a match at the place.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are WWWLW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of England at the venue are – – – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

South Africa:

The home side would go with the three pace and two spin combination.

South Africa Eleven: Q. de Kock, J. Malan, LL. Smuts, R. van der Dussen, D. Miller, H. Klaasen / K. Verreynne, A. Phehlukwayo, G. Linde / J. Dala, L. Ngidi, A. Nortje, T. Shamsi / K. Maharaj

 England:

The visitors may go with 4 pacers with one spin or 3 pacers with one spin and a spin batting all-rounder.

England Eleven: J. Roy, J. Bairstow, J. Root, E. Morgan, J. Buttler, S. Billings, T. Curran / M. Ali, C. Woakes, A. Rashid, M. Wood, O. Stone

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.
*Notes: S means Draw in “last five match results”.