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Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein Stadium Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling South Africa vs England, 1st ODI Preview (1/27/23): Prediction RSA vs ENG, 1st ODI, England tour of South Africa, 2023 – Live Cricket Score, Commentary

In this three-match T20I series, England Women and South Africa have played two matches against one another. England Women won both matches, and they currently hold a 2-0 series lead. England Women defeated South Africa Women by six wickets in the first T20I match. England Women decided to field first after winning the toss in that match. Anne Bosch and Lara Goodall scored 61 and 42 runs, respectively, for South Africa Women, who had 148 runs in their first innings. For the England Women, Sarah Glenn took two wickets.

Due to workload management, England’s star bowler from the India series, Reece Topley, will not play in this game. His replacement is expected to be Matthew Potts. Adil Rashid will also be returning. Coming to chase, Danni Wyatt and Natalie Sciver scored 39 and 47 runs, respectively, to help England Women reach their target in the 19th over.

Probable XIs:

England Women: 

  • Danni Wyatt
  • Sophia Dunkley
  • Natalie Sciver
  • Heather Knight©
  • Amy Jones(wk)
  • Maia Bouchier
  • Bryony Smith
  • Sophie Ecclestone
  • Katherine Brunt
  • Issy Wong
  • Sarah Glenn

South Africa Women: 

  • Anne Bosch
  • Lara Goodall
  • Sune Luus©
  • Laura Wolvaardt
  • Mignon du Preez
  • Chloe Tryon
  • Delmi Tucker
  • Sinalo Jafta(wk)
  • Shabnim Ismail
  • Masabata Klaas
  • Ayabonga Khaka

Weather Report :

On the day of the match, the temperature is expected to be around 18°C, there will be 50% humidity, and the wind speed is 21 km/hr. During the game, there are no chances of precipitation.

Pitch Report:

It is anticipated that the batters will receive significant assistance in both innings due to the pitch’s batting-friendly surface at Derby’s County Ground. In the second half of the match, pacers might get some help, and spinners will be useful in the middle overs. The conditions for the players will be extremely hot. The forecast calls for a top temperature of around 35 degrees, which could bring spinners into the game in the second innings. Chester-le-Street used to favor seamers, but it has improved into a decent batting ground. In this World Cup match against West Indies, Sri Lanka scored 338 points.


For the mini grand leagues, Natalie Sciver will be a popular choice for multipliers. Shabnim Ismail and Lara Goodall are two of the punt-picks in this situation. For this game, the best fantasy/Dream11 combination is 1-4-3-3. This match is expected to be won by England Women. Despite recent defeats, England continues to be an excellent ODI unit. However, the extremely quick turnaround raises concerns. There is a desire to send Ben Stokes off victorious, but the visitors should prevail given South Africa’s superior preparation.

Where to watch

All of the matches can be watched live on Sky Sports Cricket and Main Event, as well as on the fancode app.

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