South Africa vs England 1st ODI Match Prediction

  • Dec 06, 2020
  • 13:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Newlands - Cape town, South Africa
South Africa SA South Africa
England ENG England

Betting Tips

  • England are a quality One Day side and will start as favourites against South Africa
  • England have plenty of depth in their batting.
  • English bowling looks bleak in the absence of Jofra Archer.

Our Pick England are favorites to win

Posted On 4th December 2020 04:11:56
Posted by Joy

SA vs ENG 1st ODI Prediction & Betting Tips

After mauling the hosts in the T-20 series, the visitors will look to continue their dominance in the ODI series which stars this Friday. The match will be played at the Newlands, Cape Town and is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM Local time

England demolished South Africa in the T-20 series and the trend is most likely to continue as South Africa's performance went from bad to worst as the series progressed.  

South Africa have an unchanged squad for the ODI series thus the team will be a little down on confidence. Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, and now Rassie van der Dussen are the batsmen to watch out for. Jannemann Malan and JJ Smuts may also get a sneak in. Against an opposition of the stature of England, South Africa need big runs from their batsmen.

The bowlers were taken to cleaners by the English batsmen in the T-20 series and South Africa will hope for a better performance from them in the longer format. Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi will be their main bowlers. Tabrai Shamsi will also have a big role to play.

England has been dominating ODI cricket for a long time no. Even though Dawid Malan, the top run getter of the T-20 series does not find a place in the ODI set up, England have one of the most fearsome batting line up. 

The series will be a great opportunity for players like Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Sam Billings to cement their place in the ODI team. With no Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, and Jofra Archer, England bowling looks a little inexperienced and South Africa would want to make the most of it. Overall, England is a far better team than South Africa and are our favourites to win the match.

SA vs ENG Live streaming:

Star Sports will telecast the match live in India and its neighbours (Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Maldives). If you’re from Pakistan, you can watch the match on PTV sport and Ten Sports Pakistan. SuperSport will broadcast it in South Africa and viewers from UK can watch in on Sky Sports

Live Streaming – Online Streaming of the match can be viewed on Hotstar app in India

SA vs ENG Toss Prediction

Toss can be won by either of the captains but chasing won't be easy, especially for South Africa.

Weather Report

It will be a cloudy day at Cape town. Thankfully there is no prediction of rain during the match hours.

Pitch Report

The match will be played at the Newlands Cape Town. The pitch is expected to play in favour of the batsmen. However, the wicket is a little slow and will helps the spinners in the middle overs.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for South Africa vs England 1st ODI

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

Janemman Malan, JJ Smuts and Andile Phehklukwayo are the players that are most likely to make a cut into the playing XI.

SA Key Players

  • Faf du Plessis – Faf du Plessis is the most accomplished batsmen in this South African team. He was decent in the T-20 series and have big role to play if South Africa want to challenge this English team.
  • Quinton de Kock – Quinton de Kock got plenty of starts in the T-20 series but failed to convert them into big score. With more overs, he can take time to settle in.
  • Anrich Nortje - With no Rabada, Nortje will lead South Africa's charge with the ball.

SA Team Form

South Africa were thrashed by ENgland in the T-20 series

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

JJ Smuts, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Janemann Malan, Pite van Biljon, George Linde, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

England Team News & Playing 11

ENG Team News

England have rested Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Sam Curran from the ODI series.

ENG Key Players

  • Jonny Bairstow  – Jonny Bairstow has been in decent form of late. He';; be back to his usual opening slot and will be eager to deliver for his team.
  • Eoin Morgan – Eoin Morgan wasn't required much in the T-20 series but he'll have a big role to play in the ODI series
  • Adil Rashid – The pitch at Newlands will assist the spinner thus Adil Rashid will have a big role to play in this match.

ENG Team Form

England clean swept South Africa in the T-20 series.

England Predicted Playing 11

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood,, Lewis Gregory.

South Africa vs England Team Form in Last Five Matches

SA : L L L W L 


SA vs ENG Head to Head

South Africa lead ENgland 30-28 in ODIs

SA vs ENG Head to Head Stats in ODI's

Matches Played SA Won ENG Won Tie No Result
63 30 28 0 5

South Africa vs England Betting Odds

South Africa Bet365 Odds

  • SA to win: South Africa are 2.62 to win with Bet365
  • SA top team batsman: Quinton de Kock at 2.62 is the top South African batsmen followed by Faf du Plessis at 5.0, Janneman Malan  at 5.0 and van der Dussen at 5.0
  • SA top team bowler: Anrich Nortje at 3.75 can be backed as the top South African bowler. Other bowlers that can be backed are  Tabraiz Shamsi at 3.75 and Lungi Ngidi at 3.75.

England Bet365 Odds

  • ENG to win: England are 1.50 to win with Bet365
  • ENG top team batsman: Jonny Bairstow at 4.0 is the top most English batsmen followed by Joe Root at 4.o, Jason Roy at 4.5 and Eoin Morgan at 5.50
  • ENG top team bowler: Adil Rashid at 3.6 can be backed as the best bowler along with Chris Woakes at 4.5, Tom Curran at 4.5 and Mark Wood at 4.5

South Africa Betway Odds

  • SA to win: South Africa are 2.62 to win with Betway
  • SA top team batsman: Quinton de Kock at 2.87 is the best South African batsmen followed. You can also place your bet on Faf du Plessis at 4.0, Janneman Malan at 3.6 and Temba Bavuma at 4.00.
  • SA top team bowler: At 3.6, Anrich Nortje is the top African bowler followed by Lungi Ngidi at 3.60, Tabraiz Shamsi at 4.0  and Beuran Hendrics at 4.5

England Betway Odds

  • ENG to win: England are 1.50 to win with Betway
  • ENG top team batsman: At 4.0, Joe Root can be backed at the best English batsmen. Other batsmen you can consider placing your bet are Jonny Bairstow at 4.00, Jason Roy at 4.50 and Eoin Morgan at 4.50
  • ENG top team bowler: Adil Rashid at 3.75, Chris Woakes at 4.0 and Mark Wood at 4.0 are the top English bowlers.

South Africa vs England Prediction

England have a very strong batting line up and even though their bowling is a little weak, they go in this match as big favourites.

Final Verdict

Back England to beat South Africa at 1.50 on Bet365 and 1.50 on Betway

SA vs ENG Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keepers

    Quinton de Kock, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler available at 10.0, 9.5 and 9.5. All are great picks and can be selected as pure batsmen.

  • Batsmen

    Faf du Plessis at 9.5, Joe Root at 10 and Eoin Morgan at 9.5 will form a strong batting

  • All rounder

    Dwaine Pretorious at 8.5 can be selected as an all rounder.

  • Bowlers

    Adil Rashid at 9.0, Anrich Nortje and Tabraiz Shamsi at 8.5 and Chris Woakes at 9.0 will form a strong bowling

  • Captain/Vice Captain

    Select your captain and vice captain from Quinton de Kock, Jonny Bairstow and Faf du Plessis and Jos Buttler

SA vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Eoin Morgan, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Janemann Malan

  • All Rounder:Dwaine Pretorious

  • Wicket Keeper:Jonny Bairstow, Quinton de Kock

  • Bowler:Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

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