ENG vs SA, 3rd T20I: Match Preview, Playing XI, Match Details, Pitch Report & Match Details

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It is going to be a series decider tomorrow for both England and South Africa in the T20I series. While the hosts won the 1st T20I, the visitors won the second. So, the series is now on a cliffhanger and it will be interesting to see if England manages to win a limited-overs series for the first time under Jos Buttler.

Since the departure of Eoin Morgan, England have not been able to win any limited-overs series. So, South Africa have a good chance of making it count in the third T20I and winning the series 2-1. England for their part will have to put in the hard work to win the series tomorrow.

Also, both teams will now look to formalize their final playing XI as the ICC T20 World Cup is just three months away. Plus, this will also be the end of England’s white-ball summer with this series.

So, tomorrow an exciting contest awaits us in the England- South Africa series.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Southampton is usually famous for a low-scoring game with the average score being 139 at the venue. But, a few more runs can be expected in tomorrow’s match. Just last month, India posted a huge total of 198 for 8 against England at this very venue. A bit of rain can also be expected at the venue although the precipitation percentage is around 30%. The chances of rain will lessen by tomorrow when the game gets underway.

ENG vs SA, 3rd T20I Probable Playing XI:


The English will have to play with all their heart and soul tomorrow to win tomorrow’s match. With the absence of Ben Stokes, they are slightly on the backfoot but they can bounce back in tomorrow’s game as they still have the likes of Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow and the skipper himself Jos Buttler.

Predicted Playing XI:

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Richard Gleeson/David Willey, Reece Topley

South Africa

The visitors are now pumped up after their emphatic series-levelling win against England and would love to take home the series 2-1. All of their players are also in good form especially the pacers like Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada. Also, Tabraiz Shamsi played a pivotal role for South Africa in the second T20I.

Predicted Playing XI:

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, David Miller (c), Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada/Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Match Details

Venue: Southampton

Date: 31st July 2022

Time: 7:00 PM IST

Stream: SonyLiv App

Live Broadcast: Sony Sports Network

Match Prediction

As the match is a series decider, it can go either way. But the most probable winners are South Africa because of the way they played in the second T20I. England will have to outperform the Proteas if they want to win their final series of the summer.

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