- Rohit Singh | January 26, 2023 | 11:46 pm
SA vs ENG, 1st ODI Preview
South Africa take on England in the opening game of a three-match ODI series in Bloemfontein on Friday afternoon. SA vs ENG, This match is part of the World Cup Super League which acts as the qualification route to the World Cup in India later this year. England have already qualified but South Africa have not. South Africa forfeited their recent ODI series in Australia in order to make room for their new T20 tournament. They are out of practice in this format and are up against a very strong England side. England lost their last three ODIs but they will be ready for this game in Bloemfontein. In an ODI World Cup year, expect England to prioritise this format as they look to defend their title.
SA vs ENG, 1st ODI Details
South Africa vs England – 1st ODI
Venue: Mangaung Oval – Bloemfontein
Date & Time: 27th January 2023 at 04:30 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
SA vs ENG, 1st ODI Pitch Report
There will be good pace in this wicket and a par score will be over 370. Spinners and quick bowlers have all had success on this pitch in ODIs previously. It will be a very warm afternoon in Bloemfontein with the temperature tailing off from a high of 30 degrees to the low 20s by the conclusion of the game.
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SA vs ENG, 1st ODI Probable Playing XIs:
South Africa Probable Playing XIs
Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
England Probable Playing XIs
Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Reece Topley, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid
Topmost Picks for SA vs ENG Dream11 Prediction, 1st ODI:
Top Picks – South Africa
- Quinton de Kock- the left-handed keeper-batter is a destructive player across all white ball formats. He averaged 45.57 with over 5800 ODI runs.
- Anrich Nortje- the right-arm fast bowler has been in strong form in the SA20 series. He is South Africa’s most reliable bowler across all formats.
Top Picks – England
- Jos Buttler- the skipper and keeper-batter has the respect of all of his team-mates after over a decade of representing his country. He was the leading run scorer in the SA20 ahead of this series.
- Jofra Archer- the right arm fast bowler has an excellent record for England in this format. He enjoys the pace and bounce in these wickets in South Africa.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for SA vs ENG Dream11 Team:
Quinton de Kock(VC), Jos Buttler, Aiden Markram, Dawid Malan, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran(C), Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for SA vs ENG Dream11 Team:
Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler(C), Aiden Markram(VC), Dawid Malan, Harry Brook, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Kagiso Rabada
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Sam Curran, Jos Buttler
Vice-captain – Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram
Wicketkeeper – Quinton de Kock
SA vs ENG 1st ODI Probable Winners:
Both teams have excellent players with both bat and ball but England have the self-belief built up from seven years of playing ODI cricket in this attacking manner and as the current World Champions. With the pace bowling attacks on both sides, this should be a very entertaining game for fans at the ground and viewers watching on TV. Our prediction is for England’s middle order to outscore South Africa and for England to go 1-0 up in the series. Considering the team combination, England is expected to win this match.