After a convincing win in the first ODI, South Africa will hope to wrap up the series when they lock horns with England in the second ODI on Friday (July 22) at Old Trafford in Manchester. The hosts, who will be without retired Ben Stokes, will look to fire all cylinders and level the series.
England have played seven white-ball games inside the first three weeks of July and lost five of them, and in Durham they looked out of energy and ideas about how to counter South Africa’s steely batting and disciplined bowling. Matthew Mott and Jos Buttler need to get their strategy right and bounce back.
South Africa, on the other hand, produced a complete performance with both bat and ball and are brimming with confidence. They will hope to keep the confidence going and seal the series with one match to go.
2nd ODI – England (ENG) vs South Africa (SA)
Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
Date & Time: July 22, at 5:30 PM IST and 1:00 PM Local Time
Too many runs are not on the cards. 300 runs has crossed just twice – in the same match – in the last five list A games at this ground. Bowlers are likely to enjoy bowling with cooler and breezier conditions on offer.
Predicted Playing XI
England (ENG): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Phil Salt, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Brydon Carse, Matty Potts
South Africa (SA): Quinton de Kock (wk), Janneman Malan, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj (c), Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius
ENG vs SA – Fantasy Team Predictions
Fantasy Team 1: Quinton de Kock, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Rassie Van der Dussen, Janneman Malan, Joe Root (c), Aiden Markram, Moeen Ali, Lungi Ngidi, Brydon Carse, Anrich Nortje (vc)
Fantasy Team 2: Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (vc), Liam Livingstone, Rassie van der Dussen (c), Joe Root, Aiden Markram, Moeen Ali, Lungi Ngidi, Brydon Carse, Anrich Nortje