South Africa vs England – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is South Africa vs England taking place? Sunday, November 29th, 2020 – 12:30 (UK)

Where is South Africa vs England taking place? Boland Park, Paarl

What is the expected weather for South Africa vs England? 29c sunny

What channel is South Africa vs England on? The match will be televised live on Sky Sports Cricket (Sky channel 404)

Where can I stream South Africa vs England? The match can be streamed live using the SkyGo app

Where can I get tickets for South Africa vs England? This match will take place without spectators

LAST MEETING
England beat South Africa by 5 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTH AFRICA

  • South Africa managed to post what was a competitive 179/6 in the opening match of this T20 series, but they fell short as England won by five wickets and a costly late over by Beuran Hendricks which went for 28 runs was crucial in the defeat.
  • After going for 56 runs in his four overs, Hendricks could be on the hot seat with Anrich Nortje expected to come in and replace him while they may decide to leave Pete van Biljon and bring an all-rounder into the side to give them an extra bowling option.
  • There were plenty of positives to take and they will hope the excellent form of Faf du Plessis continues here while they will hope George Linde can follow up his superb debut performance and Tabraiz Shamsi can produce some magic in Paarl where he has a good record.

ENGLAND

  • England were somewhat below par in the opening T20 match but they still won with something to spare in Cape Town which is an ominous sign for the hosts as the series moves to Paarl.
  • Eoin Morgan’s men will be full of confidence coming into this game but Jason Roy will be eager to get a score after getting out for a duck while the likes of Tom Curran and Chris Jordan will be hoping to improve their economy rates here.
  • Mark Wood is a candidate to come into the side as it was somewhat surprising he was left out of the first game so he could come in for Tom Curran but otherwise they will likely go unchanged for this one.

THE PREDICTION

England were the better side in the first T20 but still had plenty of room for improvement which is an ominous sign for South Africa. The hosts competed well in fairness but had some holes in their play as the lack of an all-rounder or two is causing them an issue, the opening partnership remains troublesome and they rely too heavily on two or three key players. England on the other hand had a couple of below-par performances but are simply better than the hosts in all areas. Even when losing some early wickets, they never panicked and their depth with bat and ball is excellent. With a game under their belts and on a high-scoring pitch that will favour the batsmen, another win to seal the series is on the cards for Eoin Morgan’s men.

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