England and South Africa will now be facing each other for the 2nd T20I today in just 3 hours’ time. In the last T20I, England made a massive total of 234 and they won the game handsomely by a margin of 41 runs against South Africa. Today’s game is crucial for South Africa as it can help them level the series 1-1. But, if England wins the contest, then the series will be theirs.
England’s top performers were Moeen Ali, Richard Gleeson and Jonny Bairstow. For South Africa, Tristan Stubbs and Lungi Ngidi were the best players. It will be an interesting contest to see who will tilt the series in their favour. South Africa would certainly need a win here so they will put in all of their efforts to try and win today’s game.
For England, they have nothing much to do except keeping the winning momentum going on in today’s match. They have the best players and the home advantage as well. So, England will surely put more pressure on South Africa so that they win today’s game.
The last three T20Is played at Cardiff have seen scores of around 160 which can be easily chased down by the team batting second. So, South Africa have a good chance here. The toss can play a crucial role in today’s match. Also, the pitch is more suitable for pacers rather than spinners when bowling during the Powerplay overs.
ENG vs SA, 2nd T20I Probable Playing XI:
England may not tinker around much with their winning combination and would most likely keep the same playing XI for today’s match as well. All of their players are in great form as well.
Predicted Playing XI:
Jos Buttler (c & wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Richard Gleeson, Reece Topley
For South Africa, there may be one or two changes in today’s match as their combination in the first T20I did not work out. So, we can expect to see some new faces today.
Predicted Playing XI:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller (c), Tristan Stubbs, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Date: 28th July 2022
Time: 11:00 PM IST
Stream: SonyLiv App
Live Broadcast: Sony Sports Network
The high probability of winning today’s match is of England as they already have the upper hand in the competition. South Africa would have to work hard to get a series leveller win today.
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