South Africa pipped England by one run in the high-scoring nail-biter in East London to take a 1-0 lead in the three-game T20 international series. The visitors will seek parity when they face the hosts at the Kingsmead in Durban for the second T20I. The match will be played on February 14 with live telecast scheduled to begin at 6 PM local time.
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Four of the last five T20 internationals played at this venue have been won by the side batting second. And also since the wicket is unlikely to change after the first-half of the game, the toss-winning captain will probably opt to chase.
A bit of cloud cover is expected throughout the game. However, the chances of rain are almost none and we should have a full forty-over contest. Temperatures are likely to be around 25 degrees Celsius.
The Kingsmead is known to offer excellent batting pitches and one can expect just the kind of surface on Friday. Scores of over 150 have been posted five times in the last three T20Is at this ground. 148 is the average first-innings score here in this format.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for South Africa vs England, 2nd T20 2020.
South Africa Team News & Playing 11
SA Team News
South Africa are not carrying any injuries from the first T20I and so they will have the entire squad to choose from for this second game. However, they may not want to make a change in their side after having emerged victorious last time out. Temba Bavuma is likely to continue partnering captain Quinton de Kock at the top while pacemen Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi will be sharing the new ball again.
SA Key Players
Quinton de Kock: The skipper is averaging 76 at the Kingsmead in T20Is. He smashed a half-century in the last game of the ODI series and scored a brisk 31 in the previous game.
David Miller: The left-handed batsman is another danger man at the top of the order and can take the game away from England with his explosive batting. Miller has a fifty from his two T20I innings at this ground.
Lungi Ngidi: He was the pick of the South African bowlers the other night with outstanding figures of 3-30 from four overs. The fast bowler will look to fox the England batsmen with his slower deliveries in Durban.
SA Team Form
South Africa have had plenty of success in the T20 format in the last couple of years; they have nine wins, two losses and a tie in their last twelve matches. The Proteas have not faced a series defeat in their last five bilateral T20I series and have won four of them. They whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 at home and drew 1-1 with India in India before hosting England in this three-match series. Quinton de Kock's men will be confident after having finished on the right side of the result the other night.
South Africa Predicted Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (c/wk), Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, JJ Smuts, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Dale Steyn, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi
England Team News & Playing 11
ENG Team News
England put up a good show in the opening game despite the loss and they won't be pressing the panic button just yet. The tourists don't have any injury issues to deal with ahead of this match and we expect them to come up with an unchanged line-up. Moeen Ali had a good outing with the ball, finishing with figures of 4-0-22-1, and skipper Eoin Morgan might look to use his off-spin in the powerplay again.
ENG Key Players
Jason Roy: He is one of the most feared batsman in the white-ball format. The opener's swashbuckling knock of 70 off just 38 balls went in vain last time and he will look to take his team across the line in this must-win game.
Eoin Morgan: The captain would have gained a lot of confidence from his 34-ball 52 in the opening match of the series and he will be expected to lead from the front again.
Ben Stokes: He is a key component in this England line-up due to his match-winning contributions with both bat and ball. The all-rounder could not make an impact with the bat last time and he will be eager to bounce back with a strong performance.
ENG Team Form
England entered this series on the back of four consecutive series wins - against Sri Lanka (1-0), West Indies (3-0), Pakistan (1-0) and New Zealand (3-2). They have won seven, lost three and tied one of their last eleven T20 internationals. The visitors have started this series on a losing note. With half-centuries from Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan, England were cruising at one stage in their chase of 178, but wickets started to fall in clumps towards the end and they eventually lost the game by the slimmest of margins.
England Predicted Playing 11
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
South Africa vs England Team Form in Last Five Matches
SA : W W L W W
ENG : L T W L L
SA vs ENG Head to Head
South Africa and England have now played 16 T20 internationals against each other with the former leading the scoreline 9-6. One of those encounters has not produced a result.
South Africa's victory in the opening match of the ongoing series means that they have now won five of their last eight T20I encounters against England.
The two countries have never faced each other at the Kingsmead in the twenty-over format of the game.
SA vs ENG Head to Head Stats
South Africa vs England Betting Odds
Despite going down in the last match, England are still favorites to win this second T20 international at odds of 1.57 with Betway, 1.61 with Bet365 and 1.52 with 10CRIC. South Africa are the bookmakers' underdogs and they are being offered at odds of 2.30 on Bet365 and 2.25 on Betway and 10CRIC.
SA Bet365 Odds
SA to Win the Match: South Africa are underdogs at odds of 2.30 with Bet365 to beat England in this match.
SA batsman to score a fifty: Quinton de Kock is 3 while Reeza Hendricks is 4.50 with Bet365 to hit a half-century in this match.
ENG Bet365 Odds
ENG to Win the Match: England are favorites at odds of 1.61 with Bet365 to win this match.
Eng batsman to score a fifty: Jos Buttler is 3.50 with Bet365 to smash a fifty on Firday while Jason Roy is 3.75.
SA Betway Odds
SA to Win the Match: South Africa are 2.25 underdogs with Betway to win the second T20I.
SA Top Batsman: Quinton de Kock is 3 with Betway to score the most runs for South Africa in this match. Rassie van der Dussen is 3.60 while Temba Bavuma has been priced at 4.50.
SA Top Bowler: Lungi Ngidi is 4.33 with Betway to be the top bowler for South Africa in the second T20I. Beuran Hendricks and Dale Steyn are both being offered at odds of 4.50.
ENG Betway Odds
ENG to Win the Match: England are 1.57 favorites with Betway to win the second T20I.
ENG Top Batsman: Jos Buttler is 3.75 with Betway to be the top batsman for England in the second T20I while Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have both been priced at 4.
ENG Top Bowler: Adil Rashid and Chris Jordan are both 4 with Betway to finish with the best bowling figures in this match while Mark Wood is being offered at 4.33.
SA 10CRIC Odds
SA to Win the Match: South Africa are underdogs at 2.25 with 10CRIC to win this game.
SA highest opening partnership: South Africa are 2 with 10CRIC to produce the highest opening partnership of the match.
ENG 10CRIC Odds
ENG to Win the Match: England are 1.52 favorites with 10CRIC to win the second T20I.
Eng highest opening partnership: England are 1.74 with 10CRIC to produce the highest opening partnership of the match.
South Africa vs England Prediction
South Africa would have been delighted with the outcome on Wednesday and they will be going into this game feeling more confident. But a team like England, who are the current champions in the fifty-over format and runners-up of the previous World T20, should not be written off just yet. They are a much stronger side on paper and they will be hoping that their middle-order collapse in the first game was just a blip. Eoin Morgan and co. will be playing under pressure but we expect them to hit back hard at the Proteas and take the series into Sunday’s decider.
Back England to beat South Africa at 1.57 with Betway, 1.61 with Bet365 and 1.52 with 10CRIC.