South Africa vs England – 3rd T20 International Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is South Africa vs England taking place? Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 – 16:00 (UK)

Where is South Africa vs England taking place? Newlands, Cape Town

What is the expected weather for South Africa vs England? 18c with sunshine and cloudy intervals

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 4 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTH AFRICA

  • South Africa lost for a second consecutive game when batting first in Paarl on Sunday as they could only manage 146/6 on what was a fairly good batting track and once again it proved to be nowhere near good enough to really stretch this impressive England side.
  • The batting struggled once again with the opening partnership continuing to be an issue while the reliance on Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis remains too great with not enough of their supporting cast making meaningful or matchwinning contributions.
  • While the performance was sub-par, there were no real standout areas that were particularly poor so that may hand the starting eleven a reprieve here unless any of the likes of David Miller, Dwaine Pretorious or Andile Phehlukwayo were cleared to play.

ENGLAND

  • The two matches have been relatively even for long spells of both T20 matches so far but England have always seemed to be in control of them before ultimately easing to victory in the two run chases.
  • With the series in the bag thanks to the unassailable 2-0 lead, it will be interesting to see if Eoin Morgan makes some rotations especially after going unchanged in the last match so it would be no surprise to see Mark Wood come in potentially for Jofra Archer and rest his star strike bowler.
  • Other candidates to come into the side as Sam Billings and Moeen Ali with Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes the other two players that participated in the IPL that they may consider in giving a rest before the one-day series behind later this week.

THE PREDICTION

There has been no doubting who has been the better side in this T20 series between England and South Africa, and the tourists will be eager to seal the whitewash in this final match at Newlands. England have eased to victory in both matches so far and it is fair to say that they have had plenty left in the tank had they needed to produce more in either game. South Africa on the other hand have been pretty average and their batsmen have ultimately failed to score heavily enough to give their bowlers enough runs to work with to build pressure. England never panic even in adversity and their depth with bat and ball is mightily impressive. They will be confident even if they rest one or two players of sealing the whitewash here and it is hard to see any other outcome.

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