With the series tied at 1-1, both England and South Africa have everything to play for when they lock horns with each other on July 24 (Sunday) at Headingley in Leeds. The hosts came back roaring at Old Trafford to level the series at 1-1 with a resounding 118-run victory in a rain-reduced encounter.
England bowled out South Africa for 83 while defending 201 to level series and get their mojo back. Contributions from lower-order helped them to post a challenging total before a combined effort from the bowlers helped them pull of a thumping victory. Jos Buttler and Co. will hope to keep the momentum going and win the series after a defeat against India.
South Africa, on the other hand, have received a massive jolt in their confidence after being bowled out for 83 runs. The Proteas will have to regroup themselves and come out of the defeat and play their best game to upstage a confident England side.
3rd ODI – England (ENG) vs South Africa (SA)
Venue: Headingley, Leeds
Date & Time: July 24, at 3:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM Local Time
The surface is expected to assist the batters in this game. The average score batting first on this wicket in 275.
Predicted Playing XI
England (ENG): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Philip Salt, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley
New Zealand (NZ): Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (c), Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
ENG vs SA – Fantasy Team Predictions
Fantasy Team 1: Quinton de Kock, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone (c), Rassie Van der Dussen, Phil Salt, Sam Curran, Dwaine Pretorius (vc), Tabraiz Shamsi, Reece Topley, Anrich Nortje, Adil Rashid
Fantasy Team 2: Heinrich Klaasen, Jonny Bairstow (c), Liam Livingstone, Rassie Van der Dussen, Joe Root, Sam Curran, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, David Willey, Anrich Nortje (vc), Adil Rashid