South Africa vs England 1st T20 Match Prediction

  • Nov 27, 2020
  • 21:30:00, GMT +5:30
  • Newlands - Cape town, South Africa
South Africa SA South Africa
England ENG England

Betting Tips

  • South Africa is going through a massive transition and does not posses the same quality that they used to
  • England boast of a brutal batting line up and come into the match as big favourites
  • South Africa rely their hopes on a stellar bowling line up.

Our Pick England are favorites to win

Posted On 26th November 2020 03:04:23
Posted by Joy

SA vs ENG 1st T20i Prediction & Betting Tips

South African cricket at the moment is in disarray. They do not have functioning cricket board, they’ve lost a lot of players due to Kalpak contracts and the retirement of their big guns have thrown them into massive transition phase.

 They do have some quality players coming in but they’ll need some time before they can settle in this team. For this series, South Africa are big underdogs. Apart from Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis, not a lot of players have played much cricket of late. Both these players were in scintillating form in the Indian Premier League and must have a great series to give South Africa a fair chance.

Players like Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma, and David Miller need to step up to the occasion as well. The biggest asset for South Africa will be their bowling that look very strong in Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, and Tabraiz Shamsi. Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorious will play the role of all-rounders.

England on the other hand is probably the best T-20 team going around. Laced with match winner from top to bottom, they’ll be very confident going into this series. Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Moeen Ali can walk in to any T-20 team. The sheer quality and the depth of this England batting is truly incredible.

Jofra Archer will lead charge of a quality bowling attack. Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan and Tom Curran are decent bowlers as well. Overall, England edges South Africa in terms of quality and should walk away with a win in the first T-20.

SA vs ENG Live streaming

Star Sports will telecast the match live in India and its neighbors (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 could go either way but team winning the toss might opt to bowl first.

Weather Report

Some clouds are expected on the match day but they don’t seem to poses any threat to the match.

Pitch Condition

The match will be played at the Newlands, Cape Town. The pitch at Cape Town is a belter of a wicket for the batsmen to make merry. We are expecting a high scoring thriller.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for South Africa vs England 1st T20I

South Africa Team News & Playing 11

SA Team News

Selecting a balanced playing XI is a task in itself. Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma, and David Miller will most probably be the first-choice batters. Rassie van der Dussen and JJ Smuts might have to wait till 3rd T-20 to get a game

 SA Key Players

  • Faf du Plessis – Faf du Plessis is coming back from a stellar Indian Premier League. He was the highest run getter for Chennai Super Kings and would want to carry on it’s good form in International cricket. South Africa need their big man to step to the occasion.
  • Quinton de Kock – Quinton de Kock played a pivotal role in Mumbai Indian’s juggernaut to the title victory. A good performance from him in the T-20 series will give a fair chance to South Africa
  • Kagiso Rabada - Rabada was the most successful bowler in the Indian Premier League. He’ll be high on confidence will be South Africa’s biggest asset.

SA Team Form

A lot of South Africa players haven’t played much cricket of late and might be a little rusty

South Africa Predicted Playing 11

Quinton de Kock(WK), Reeza Hendrics, Faf du Plessis(C), Janneman Malan, David Miller, Temba Bavuma, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorious, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi

England Team News & Playing 11

ENG Team news

With plenty to choose from, England have a sweet selection headache. As per our analysis, Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, and Moeen Ali will be their preferred team combination

ENG Key Players

  • Eoin Morgan – Morgan was in top form for Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He is one of the most consistent batsmen in this format of the game. He’ll be crucial for England in the later stages
  • Jonny Bairstow – Jonny Bairstow is fresh from a decent IPL. He is one player that can play big knocks and England will be hoping for such performances from their ace opener.
  • Sam Curran – Sam Curran brings value to this England team. With the ball or the bat, he’s a match winner on his day.

ENG Team Form

England have been consistently playing cricket and most of their players are fresh and in form.

England Predicted Playing 11

Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid

South Africa vs England Team Form in Last Five Matches

SA : L W L L W


SA vs ENG Head to Head

It’s a close tussle between the two teams in T-20Is

SA vs ENG Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played SA Won ENG Won Tie No Result
18 9 8 0 1

South Africa vs England Betting Odds

South Africa Bet365 Odds

  • SA to win: South Africa are 2.2 to win with Bet365
  • SA top team batsman: Quinton de Kock at 3.6 can be backed as the best South African batsmen to be followed by Temba Bavuma, Janneman Malan and Reeza Hendricks at 4.33, 4.50 and 4.50
  • SA top team bowler: Kagiso Rabada at 3.25, Tabraiz Shamsi at 4.0, Anrich Nortje at 4.33 and Lungi Ngidi at 4.50 are South Africa’s best bowlers.

England Bet365 Odds

  • ENG to win: England are 1.66 to win with Bet365
  • ENG top team batsman: Jos Buttler at 4.0 is the top most English batsmen followed by Jason Roy at 4.5, Jonny Bairstow at 4.5 and David Malan at 5.0.
  • ENG top team bowler: At 3.5, Jofra Archer is the best English bowler. Other bowlers that can be backed are Adil Rashid at 4.0, Chris Jordan at 4.5 and Tom Curran at 4.5.

South Africa Betway Odds

  • SA to win: South Africa are 2.37 to win with Betway
  • SA top team batsman: Quinton de Kock at 3.25 is the best South African batsmen followed by Faf du Plessis at 3.6, Reeza Hendricks 3.75 and Janneman Malan at 4.33.
  • SA top team bowler: Kagiso Rabada to 3.00, Anrich Nortje at 3.75, Tabraiz Shami at 4.25 and Andile Phehlukwayo are the best South African bowlers.

England Betway Odds

  • ENG to win: England are 1.57 to win with Betway
  • ENG top team batsman: David Malan at 3.32 can be backed at the best English batsmen. Other batsmen you can consider placing your bet are Jos Buttler at 3.60, Jonny Bairstow at 4.25 and Jason Roy at 4.50.
  • ENG top team bowler: Jofra Archer at 3.25, Mark Wood at 3.75, Adil Rashid at 4.0 and Sam Curran at 4.50 are the best English bowlers.

South Africa vs England Prediction

Both teams posses a quality squad but England, with the sheer power they have in their batting, are big favourites.

Final Verdict

Back England to beat South Africa at 1.66 on Bet365 and 1.57 on Betway.

SA vs ENG Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    You have plenty of options in this section with Quinton de Kock, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler available at 10.0, 9.5 and 9.5. You can select all three options

  • Batsmen

    Faf du Plessis, David Malan and Eoin Morgan will make up a strong batting

  • All-rounders

    Ben Stokes at 9.5 is the most preferred choice of all rounder

  • Bowlers

    Kagiso Rabada at 9.0, Jofra Archer at 9.0, Anrich Nortje at 8.5 and Adil Rashid at 8.5 constitute a fearsome bowling unit.

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Select your captain and vice-captain from Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan, Quinton de Kock or Faf du Plessis

SA vs ENG Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:David Malan, Eoin Morgan, Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma

  • All Rounder:Ben Stokes

  • Wicket Keeper:Jonny Bairstow, Quinton de Kock

  • Bowler:Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid , Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada

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