ENG vs RSA Match Preview

In their last game, Afghanistan managed to set a good target of 284 runs from 50 overs to England. The only English bowler that looked good in this innings was Adil Rashid who picked up 3 wickets. England was under pressure right from the outset despite a terrific innings from Harry Brook. The English batting order could not withstand the pressure exerted by Rashid Khan and Co. The English team led by Jos Butler cannot afford to lose another match at this moment. It will put a huge damper on their prospects of reaching the knockout stages of the competition.

England's batting has been a dominating force in one-day games over the last 8 years. Buttler has been leading the batting charge for England offering fearless hitting at all times, especially while chasing a target. But the English skipper has been a little below par in this moment and the Englishmen put up a meek effort against Afghanistan when Buttler was dismissed for 9. The English coach Matthew Mott will be keen to get the confidence of his batters back with this match.

South Africans made a great start to their campaign in World Cup 2023. But they had to endure a shocking defeat at the hands of the Dutch. In their last game, the Proteas appeared to be on course for another victory when they reduced the Dutch to 140 for 7. But unbelievably, the Netherlands rallied back via their skipper Scott Edwards to reach a score of 245 runs. This was followed by a superb bowling effort that had the Netherlands defeat South Africans as the Proteas were bowled out for a score of 207 runs.

This stunner has opened the competition up. The game between South Africa and England is crucial for both these teams. Kagiso Rabada has made a good start to the competition picking up 7 wickets from his first 3 contests. He was primarily responsible for the South African victory over Australia when he picked up crucial wickets of Josh Inglis, Steve Smith, and Marcus Stoinis. You can bet on Rabada to be the most successful bowler in this contest. Although he had a lean time in 2019, he is always a force to reckon with.

Weather Report

You can expect a clear and sunny day in Mumbai on the match day. The temperature during the game will be close to 29 degrees. There will be moderate winds during the game in the region of 10 km/hr. There is no likelihood of any thunderstorms during the game.

Pitch Report

The wicket on offer at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is normally considered to be helpful to the batters, especially in the one-day format. The pitch is normally flat and quick bowlers can aspire for good bounce and carry allowing the batters to play their strokes freely. The boundaries at this venue are short and this will again be helpful to the batters.

Notable stats

The average score attained at the Wankhede Stadium in one-day international games is good.

The average score at this venue in ODIs is 256 runs. It is a relatively higher total indicating batting-friendly conditions.

Rabada has a great record against Buttler in recent games.

Kagiso Rabada has dismissed Jos Buttler 3 times while giving away just 23 runs to him.

Team News

There are no obvious injury updates available at the moment from either of the teams. You can expect both sides to field their full team for this game.

ENG vs RSA Probable 11

ENG Playing 11

  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Dawid Malan
  • Joe Root
  • Harry Brook
  • Jos Buttler (C)
  • Moeen Ali
  • Sam Curran
  • Ben Stokes
  • Adil Rashid
  • Mark Wood
  • Reece Topley

RSA Playing 11

  • Quinton de Kock (Wk)
  • Temba Bavuma (C)
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Aiden Markram
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • David Miller
  • Marco Jansen
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Gerald Coetzee
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

This is going to be a tough game for both England and South Africa. They are going into this match after a couple of unexpected losses. But if you look at the current form of these two outfits South Africa appears to have an edge over England. The opening bat for South Africa Quinton de Kock has done well at this venue. When South Africans played at this venue last time, they pulverized the Indian bowlers and raised a score of 438 runs. So, we expect South Africa to win this contest.

Top Picks

Dawid Malan: Dawid Malan has scored 463 runs in his last 7 contests with an average of 66.14 and an excellent strike rate of 106.68.

Aiden Markram: Markram fell cheaply in the last game but he still averages 76.75 in his last 10 appearances for South Africa in one-day format.

Kagiso Rabada: Rabada has picked up 14 wickets from his last 7 matches with a strike rate of 25.14.

Quinton de Kock: De Kock has scored 456 runs in his last 10 contests with a strike rate of 92.49 and an average of 45.6.

ENG vs RSA Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Buttler

Batters: J Bairstow , Q de Kock (C), J Root (VC), R van der Dussen, D Malan

All-rounders: A Markram, M Jansen

Bowlers: A Rashid, K Rabada, M Wood

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