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Cricket Free Tips | South Africa vs England, 2020: 1st ODI

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The 1st ODI played between South Africa and England will be held at the Boland Park in Paarl. The match will be kicked off on 6th December (Sunday) at 14:00 (GMT+6).

The visitors won 3-0 in the T20I series and the home side will be ready to put its best foot forward. They are however very inexperienced and Quinton de Kock is going to have to lead from the front. On the other hand, for this ODI series, England also rested Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, but they still look the favourites to begin the ODI series. 


With the temperature predicted to be in the early 20s during the game, there is no chance of rainfall at all in Paarl.

It’s not a very high-scoring surface and bowling on it was enjoyed by the spinners. It is predicted that the team that wins the toss will choose to bat first.

Average first innings score: 243 (A total of 13 ODI matches played at the venue)
Chasing Teams Records: 5 Wons, 7 Lost, 0 NR/Abandoned

Probable Playing XIs

South Africa:
Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Janneman Malan, David Miller, JJ Smuts/Temba Bavuma, Keshav Maharaj/Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Tom Curran, Sam Billings/Moeen Ali, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley/Olly Stone

South Africa vs England, 1st ODI Dream11:
Jason Roy (C), Rassie van der Dussen (VC), Quinton de Kock, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, George Linde, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid

For this game, Adil Rashid might be a surprise choice as he can run through the batting line-up of South Africa. You should make him the Captain or Vice Captain of your Dream11 team. As predicted, this match is expected to be won by England. 

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