South Africa vs England – 3rd One-Day International Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is South Africa vs England taking place? Sunday 9th February, 2020 – 08:00 (UK)

Where is South Africa vs England taking place? Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

What is the expected weather for South Africa vs England? 20-22c but thunderstorms are expected throughout the day

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 vs England – no result

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTH AFRICA

  • South Africa made a decent start to the second ODI against England and were able to move a step closer to clinching the series despite the match lasting just 11.2 overs before the weather in Durban caused an abandonment.
  • It is not the way the Proteas would have wanted to ensure that they could not lose the series but will have a final chance in the third game to clinch the series if the weather hold off.
  • With South Africa on 71/1, the wicket of Temba Bavuma prompted the teams to be taken from the field which would have come as a great disappointment to Bjorn Fortuin who had been handed an ODI debut and he is likely to be given another chance in this contest.

ENGLAND

  • England were left frustrated in their quest to level the ODI series against South Africa as the second game was washed out with little cricket able to be played and they must now win the final game to avoid a series defeat.
  • The tourists had won the toss and elected to bowl first which yielded some success when Quinton de Kock was bowled by Joe Root for 11 but Reeza Hendricks was taking the game to them and had helped the hosts to 71/2 off just 11.2 overs before play was halted.
  • England now have a real selection dilemma on their hands after they opted to name an unchanged side for the second game and they will have to decide if they want to go with the same team again or bring in some of the other members of their squad who are yet to feature.

THE PREDICTION

South Africa edged closer to an ODI series win over England thanks to the weather in Durban and their win in the first game could prove decisive with poor weather anticipated for the third and final game in Johannesburg. The Proteas had made a strong start with the bat but the loss of a second wicket could have tipped the early exchanges in England’s favour. The tourists will be desperate to get onto the field to give themselves a chance of levelling the series but they are likely to be left disappointed even if the forecast improves with the hosts able to seal the series with another win.

TSZ Latest