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Cricket Free Tips | South Africa vs England, 2023: 1st ODI

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South Africa vs England Match Details

Match: South Africa vs England, 1st ODI | England tour of South Africa 

Date: Friday, 27 Jan 2023

Time: 16:00 (GMT+5) / 16:30 (GMT+5.5) / 17:00 (GMT+6)

Format: ODI

Venue: Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein  

South Africa vs England Preview

  • South Africa is concerned about not qualifying for the World Cup after winning only 5 of 16 ODIs in the Super League.
  • England was defeated 0-3 in their most recent ODI series against Australia.
  • South Africa fell to Bangladesh 1-2 at home after defeating India in the home series.


On Friday, South Africa will face England in the first three one-day internationals (ODIs) in Bloemfontein. This game is part of the World Cup Super League, which serves as a qualifier for the World Cup in India later this year. England has qualified, but South Africa has not. This day-night game begins at 13:00 local time at the Manguang Oval.

South Africa canceled their recent one-day international series in Australia to create a place for their new T20 event. They are unfamiliar with this format and face a very powerful England side.

England has lost their last three One-Day Internationals, but they will be ready for this game in Bloemfontein. In an ODI World Cup year, expect England to focus on this format as they attempt to defend their crown.

South Africa vs England Weather Report, Toss Prediction, and Pitch Report

It will be a hot afternoon in Bloemfontein, with temperatures dropping from a high of 30 degrees to the low 20s by the end of the game.

Although the team batting first won the most recent ODI at this location, the previous six were won by the side batting second. We anticipate that both teams will want to take the field first.

This wicket will be fast, with a par score of more than 270. Spinners and fast bowlers have all had previous success on this field in ODIs.

South Africa Team News & Probable Playing XIs

After failing to make the T20 World Cup semi-finals last year, South Africa’s focus has shifted to the longer version of the white ball game ahead of the World Cup in India later this year. The hosts have a fully fit team from which to choose.

Recent form – L L W NR L  

South Africa’s Probable XI

Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, and Keshav Maharaj.

England News & Probable Playing XIs

With only 14 players on the roster, we anticipate that each will make at least one appearance throughout the series. However, England’s World Cup defense begins in less than ten months, and they will want to field their best team throughout this series. Jofra Archer will make his first appearance for England since March 2021. 

Recent form – L L L NR W

England’s Probable XI

Jos Buttler (c & wk), Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Jason Roy, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Chris Woakes, Reece Topley, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, and Jofra Archer.

South Africa vs England Head-to-Head Stats (Last 5 matches)

Team Won Lost No Result
South Africa 1 2 2
England 2 1 2

South Africa vs England – 1st ODI, Dream 11


  • Jos Buttler (vc)
  • Quinton de Kock


  • Rassie van der Dussen (c)
  • Aiden Markram
  • Dawid Malan
  • Harry Brook


  • Chris Woakes


  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Reece Topley
  • Jofra Archer
  • Anrich Nortje

South Africa vs England – 1st ODI, Dream 11

South Africa vs England Prediction

Winning the toss

  • England

Top batsman

  • South Africa – Quinton de Kock     
  • England – Harry Brook

Top bowler

  • South Africa – Anrich Nortje      
  • England – Jofra Archer

Most sixes

  • South Africa – Quinton de Kock   
  • England – Harry Brook

Player of the Match

  • England – Harry Brook

Team Scores Batting First

  • South Africa – 240+
  • England – 270+

England is the favorite to win this match.


With both sides’ pace bowling assaults, this should be a very fascinating game for supporters at the stadium and viewers watching on TV. There is also plenty of aggressive batting prowess on display, so we could be in for a high-scoring match. We predict that England’s middle order will outscore South Africa and that England will win the series 1-0.

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