South Africa vs England – 2nd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is South Africa vs England taking place? Friday 7th February, 2020 – 11:00 (UK)

Where is South Africa vs England taking place? Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban

What is the expected weather for South Africa vs England? 27-29c in partly cloudy skies but thunderstorms could hit later in the game

What channel is South Africa vs England on? South Africa vs England will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I stream South Africa vs England? South Africa vs England will be streamed live on Sky Sports Cricket

Where can I get tickets for South Africa vs England? Ticket details for this match can be found here!

LAST MEETING
South Africa beat England by 7 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTH AFRICA

  • South Africa put their Test woes behind them as they put in a strong performance in the first ODI of the series with England to put the tourists to the sword with a win by seven wickets and will look to build on that as they attempt to wrap the series up in game two.
  • The Proteas started strongly with the ball after choosing to field first as they restricted England to 131/6 but will be disappointed that they failed to turn the screw as the tourists managed to reach 258/8.
  • Despite chasing a bigger total than they should have been, skipper Quinton de Kock carried on where he left off in the Test series as he struck a superb 107 and with Temba Bavuma providing strong support with a knock of 98, the hosts were able to reach their target with relative ease. They could name the same side as they look to go 2-0 up.

ENGLAND

  • England struggled in their first ODI as world champions and were poor with both bat and ball as they fell to a heavy loss against South Africa in the opening match of the series with big improvements needed in this second contest.
  • The batsmen faltered and had it not been for Joe Denly’s 87, England would have found themselves in real trouble but were able to post a total that was defendable although their bowling attack also struggled in reply.
  • England managed just three wickets and following such an under-par display the tourists may look to make changes to their young side with Dawid Malan and Saqib Mahmood both pushing for inclusion with the former surely set to come into the side after he was bizarrely left out of the first match.

THE PREDICTION

England missed some of their senior players in their opening defeat of the series against South Africa and could struggle again unless they put in a much-improved performance. The Proteas were superb and did exactly what was required with Quinton de Kock carrying on his brilliant form. He will be key to his side’s chances again and with England likely to rotate, the lack of consistency in their side could harm them with the hosts likely to come out on top to claim an unassailable lead in the series.

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