South Africa will lock horns against the red hot England side in the crucial 2nd T20I of the series. Ahead of the match we bring you all the fantasy tips, predicted XI, top fantasy picks and more.
The match will be telecasted on Sony Ten network and viewers can also see the live match on Sony Liv App.
Match Timings: 6 PM IST
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
England won the previous T20I in the last over and chased down the target of 180 runs. Batting at number 4 Johnny Bairstow made the difference and played a match-winning hand of unbeaten 86 runs from 48 deliveries. The strong England side will be aiming for another complete performance and win the T20I series.
SA bowlers started well upfront defending the total but lost the plot in the slog overs. The hosts batted well but it’s their bowling tat collectively needs to stand up if they want to outclass England at Paarl.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 18
South Africa Won: 9
England Won: 9
The weather is foreseen to be sunny during the match and fans will see an uninterrupted contest between the two sides.
The 22 yards at the picturesque stadium in Paarl has always produced even contest between bat and ball. Teams batting second has won the majority of the contest as the ball comes nicely on the bat in the second half.
Spinners will have a role to play in the match as historically they have been more successful than fast bowlers at Paarl.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings total since 2019 at Boland park has been around 165 runs.
Injury and Availability News
There are no injury concerns from both camps ahead of the match.
Fantasy Tips – South Africa vs England
England: Jos Buttler (WK), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (C&WK), Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Pite van Biljon, George Linde, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
South Africa vs England – Top Fantasy Picks
Quinton de Kock: The South African captain looked decent in the last match but failed to capitalise his start. De Kock should certainly be in your fantasy side as upfront he has the game to take the match away from England by scoring freely.
Kagiso Rabada: The South African speedster went wicketless in the last match as England played him smartly. Come the second T20I, Rabada will be keen to perform for his and pick wickets much as he did throughout IPL 2020.
Johnny Bairstow: After his sensational knock in the last match, Bairstow should be one of the first picks in your fantasy team.
Sam Curran: Since IPL, Sam Curran has hardly had an off day and contributed with both bat and ball. In the last match, the all-rounder picked 3 wickets and played a cameo towards the end. Picking Curran in your side is a must as he will help you make a lot of points by contributing in every department.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: Sam Curran
Vice-Captain: Quinton de Kock
Fantasy 11 Team
Wicket-Keeper – Jos Buttler, Quinton de Kock,
Batsmen – Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan
All-Rounders – Ben Stokes, Sam Curran
Bowlers – Rabada, Archer, Adil Rashid, Tabraiz Shamsi
It is again going to be a close contest but expect South Africa to come back and level the series 1-1.