England vs. South Africa 1st ODI: prediction, stats, head-to-head, broadcast channel, ground report, and lineup
England vs. South Africa 1st ODI: prediction, stats, head-to-head, broadcast channel, ground report, and lineup. This English summer, there are so many cricket games that if you blink, you’ll miss at least a couple of series. The game against India just ended, and now South Africa is ready to play England. They’ve been in the country for more than a week, so they’ve already gotten used to the climate. The Proteas have also played two warm-up games against the England Lions, which gave them good match practice.
Rashid and Potts are on the team.
England’s team is a little different from the one they employed against India. After his Hajj pilgrimage, Adil Rashid is back with the team and will go right back into the England playing XI. Reece Topley looked pretty tired in the last ODI against India. He only bowled 7 overs, even though England was losing the game. He will most likely be rested after the first game of the series. This summer, Durham fast bowler Matty Potts impressed everyone with how well he bowled with the red ball. He has been called up for his first ODI and is likely to replace Craig Overton.
Since Sam Curran is slowly getting better from his back injury, England might not pick him for the 50-over game. So as things stand, there will only be room for one of Curran, Overton, or Willey. Brydon Carse is likely to keep his spot because he is a specialist.
The burden of responsibility on Rassie van der Dussen
In the first warm-up match, which South Africa lost by 6 wickets, Janneman Malan, David Miller, and Heinrich Klaasen did well with the bat. In the second warm-up one-day match, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, and Andile Phehlukwayo all scored runs. In the game, South Africa scored a huge 360 runs and won by 107 runs. Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, and Anrich Nortje all took two wickets with the ball, but Tabrez Shamsi took the most with three.
Quinton de Kock couldn’t play because he hurt his finger, so Klaassen took advantage of the situation. He was also in good form in the recent five-game T20 series against India and is likely to make the team without Temba Bavuma. Bavuma will not be able to go to England because he hurt his hand. Janneman Malan, who scored a hundred in the first warm-up game, will take his place. Reeza Hendricks is another option, but he hasn’t done much lately to make people feel good about him.
Without Rabada, Ngidi and Nortje will have to do more.
Dwaine Pretorius has been doing an excellent job for South Africa with both the bat and the ball lately, but Andile Phehlukwayo is starting to challenge him. So, South Africa’s bowling options are likely to be Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, and Tabraiz Shamsi, with some help from off-spinner Aiden Markram. Even though Kagiso Rabada didn’t play in the ODIs, South Africa still looks like a well-balanced team. In ODIs, Keshav Maharaj will be in charge. He will have a good chance of leading the team to a win against an England team that isn’t playing its best cricket right now.
Pitch report, schedule, and television forecast
- This event will take place at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street.
- It has been a good place for batters to play, with an average score of 245 in the first inning.
- In 11 of the 20 ODIs played here, the team that was chasing won.
- Pacers have been known to run amok here.
- The game will be shown live on Sony SIX at 5:30 IST and streamed live on the Sony LIV app.
Here is what the teams have done against each other in ODIs
In ODIs, England has a record of 28 wins and 30 losses against the Proteas (one tied and four no-results). The last time these two teams played each other was in England in 2017. The home team won by a score of 2-1, and South Africa won the dead rubber.
Squads expected to play
South Africa – Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj (c), Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz ShamsiEngland – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Brydon Carse, Matty Potts