The T20I series against South Africa was started by England precisely as they would have wished. South Africa batted first in the first game at Newlands and reached a successful total of 179. With the bat, Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen were in good shape.
They might have scored even higher, had it not been for Sam Curran’s genius. England had a very shaky start because, with only 34 runs on the board, they lost 3 wickets. However, a match-winning partnership was set by Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes to seal the Three Lions contract. The pick of the bowlers from South Africa was George Linde, but his spell was not enough to bring his team back into the game.
As the chances of rain are zero, we can expect a full 40 overs game today. The temperature will be about 28 °C.
Boland Park is not a high-scoring venue, with a score of around 160 being considered as par. The pitch, more than the spinners, should help the pacers.
Quinton de Kock (c&wk), Pite van Biljon, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Beuran Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada, George Linde
Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran
South Africa vs England, 2nd T20I Dream 11:
Faf du Plessis (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer, Tabraiz Shamsi
Although the hosts will undoubtedly look to get back into the series, England seems to have a much stronger lineup, and in this game they’re likely to go 2-0 up with a victory. Let’s back your favourite cricket team at BAJI to enjoy the excitement of cricket now!