The first game saw a high-scoring thriller in the host nation. England after being asked to bat first made a mammoth score of 234-6 in 20 overs with a fiery 90 by Jonny Bairstow in 53 balls. Bairstow smacked 8 sixes and 3 fours in this innings. Complimenting Jonny, Moen Ali smashed 52 runs with 6 sixes and 2 fours while David Malan also joined the party with 43 runs on board with 4 sixes in total.
Match: ENG vs SA, 2nd T20I
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Match Format: T20I, Match 2, T20I Series
Date & Time: 28th July at 11 PM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
ENG vs SA 3RD ODI PITCH REPORT:
The pitch at Cardiff is a bowler-friendly track and offers a lot of turns and swings for bowlers. The team batting first has lost 6 out of 8 games played here. The average first innings score is 142.
ENG vs SA TEAM NEWS & INJURY UPDATES:
No official updates by both the team management.
ENGLAND COMPLETE SQUAD:
Jos Buttler (c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Matthew Parkinson, Reece Topley, Craig Overton, Sam Curran, Philip Salt, Harry Brook
S. AFRICA COMPLETE SQUAD:
David Miller (c), Gerald Coetzee , Quinton de Kock , Reeza Hendricks , Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram , Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw , Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen.
PROBABLE 11 FOR ENG vs SA DREAM 11 MATCH:
Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen/ Rilee Rossouw, David Miller (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley/Richard Gleeson
TOP PICKS FOR ENG vs SA DREAM11 MATCH:
The batter is a game changer for the South African team. He is on top of his form since IPL season this year. He had an amazing ODI series against England and is expected to continue his form for the next match as well.
The fast bowler has been amazing in the first game. Though the home team made a big total, this player made sure it was not very high. The pacer struck five wickets in the game with an economical rate of 9.8
The batter looked aggressive in the 1st match. He smashed 7 fours and scored 57 runs to take the team to a quick 100 and chase the target.
The batter is on top of his game. He smashed a quick 90 to help his team for a big total against the South Africans. Furthermore, he smashed 8 sixes and 6 fours. Taking him can be beneficial for your team.
This bowler is on his way to being England’s best white ball bowler. Topley was amazing in his India series and again he proved his worth in the first T20 taking quick 2 wickets while putting his team in a winning position.
The all-rounder in the first match made 52 in just 16 balls. He became the fastest man to make 50 in England. He smashed 6 sixes and 4 fours in his innings.
PLAYERS TO AVOID FOR ENG vs SA DREAM11 MATCH:
The bowler is a great player on his team. For a very long time now, Shamsi has been playing really low and isn’t playing the way he always played in the past. In the previous T20, Shamsi was smashed for 63 runs in his 4 overs.
The all-rounder has been in bad form. He hasn’t been able to score more than 10 runs in any previous match he played.
OUR PLAYING XI NO.1 FOR ENG vs SA DREAM11 FANTASY CRICKET:
ENG vs SA: Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (c), Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Dawid Malan, David Miller, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Jordan, Anrich Nortje (VC), Adil Rashid
OUR PLAYING XI NO.2 FOR ENG vs SA DREAM11 FANTASY CRICKET:
ENG vs SA: Quinton de Kock (c), Jonny Bairstow, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Liam Livingstone (vc), Moeen Ali, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Jordan, Anrich Nortje, David Willey
With a great amount of confidence with hosts, England are expected to win this match.