England vs South Africa, 1st ODI , Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket
England are ready to host South Africa for a multi-format series from July 19. The limited-over series includes a three-game ODI series, followed by a T20I series consisting of as many games. A three-game Test series that will form part of the 2021-23 ICC World Test Championship will conclude the Proteas' tour of England.
England recently met India in a one-off Test followed by a series of limited overs. England's full-time skipper Jos Buttler didn't have the best start to his captaincy as they lost the T20I series 2-1. They rallied in the ODI series and tied 1-1, but the Indian side proved too strong for them in the final game as the hosts lost the series again by an identical 2-1 difference.
South Africa's tour of England begins with the first ODI on Tuesday at the Riverside Ground. The England team lost the recently completed ODI series against India and would expect a better result from this series. This series would be followed by three T20Is and three Test matches. Adil Rashid, who missed the limited-over series against India, is available and could find a place in the Playing 11.
South Africa would be without limited overs captain Temba Bavuma on this tour. He suffered an elbow injury during the T20I series against India last month. Veteran spinner Keshav Maharaj would lead the crew in the ODI series while David Miller would take the helm of the T20I series. Kagiso Rabada is also absent from the squad and will return for T20I games.
South Africa played two warm-up games against the England Lions last week. They lost the first game after the England Lions chased the goal of 319 runs in just 37.1 overs. Proteas rallied in game two and won by 107 runs after posting a total of 360 runs on the board. Quinton de Kock neither batted nor held the wicket in those two games due to a finger injury and would feature again in this game.
Live Scores and Stats - England vs South Africa, 1st ODI
- In the last five games between the two teams, both have won two each. In the most recent meeting between the two sides, England beat South Africa by 2 wickets.
- Phil Salt is the top run scorer for England with 352 runs from his last 6 games, an average of 58 and a batting average of 132.
- Jos Buttler has also made 342 runs in his last 6 matches.
- Reece Topley was the top bowler for England, taking 11 wickets in his last 5 games while bowling at an economy rating of 4.07 and a strike rate of 21.
- David Willey has also taken 11 wickets from his last 7 games.
- Rassie van der Dussen is the top run scorer for South Africa with 396 runs from his last 9 games with an average of 66 and a batting average of 98.
- Janneman Malan also has 345 runs in his last 10 games.
- Tabraiz Shamsi was the top bowler for South Africa, winning 13 wickets in his last 8 games while bowling at an economy rating of 4.88 and a strike rate of 29.
- Keshav Maharaj has also won 12 wickets in his last 10 games.
Pitch Report and Conditions
Conditions at Chester-le-Street are expected to be excellent for cricket. It's very unlikely that it will rain and we shouldn't have any disruptions. The pitch is fairly balanced compared to some other venues in England. There will be some help for the bowlers first, after which the pitch should flatten out nicely to allow the batsmen to play freely.
A score of around 300 should be in the cards.
A score of around 300 should be in the cards.
Conditions are ideal for a game of cricket. The temperature in Chester-le-Street is expected to be between 18 and 37 degrees Celsius.
England vs South Africa ODI History and Stats
England had played 63 ODI games against South Africa where they had won 28 games while South Africa had won 30 games. 4 England vs South Africa matches have ended without a result and 1 match has been drawn.
The team that wins the toss will want to catch first. With the new ball in the series against India things got moving and that could be the case again.
Probable Playing XIs
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley.
Quinton de Kock/ Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj (c), Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Top Picks for ENG vs SA Dream11 Match
Jason Roy he got the side off to a decent start in the third ODI against India, despite wickets falling at the other end. He added 54 runs for the third wicket along with Ben Stokes before being dismissed for 41 runs from 31 deliveries. Of all the teams he has played 10+ ODIs against, his average against South Africa is the worst and he would be looking to improve on that record in this game.
Joe Root had a bad streak too. Against South Africa, Root has 594 runs in 13 ODIs with an average of 49.50, including two fifties and two hundreds.
Jos Buttler hits the Proteas in ODIs at 129.16. He has 248 runs in nine innings against them with a 35.42 average. Importantly, he has half a century behind him in the third ODI against India.
David Willey has won nine wickets in three ODIs on this ground (avg. 15.22). Moeen Ali has won 10 wickets in nine games against South Africa and has averaged all 48 balls.
David Miller he's been in great form lately and could be one of the key players for South Africa in midfield. In the first warm-up game, his unbeaten innings of 36 balls and 55 runs helped South Africa to a total of 318 runs.
Quinton de Kock has the most runs of any current player in ENG-SA ODIs. The goalie-batsman has an amazing 718 carries in 12 games with an average of 65.27 and a batting average of 96.37. This includes six 50+ values (three 50s, three 100s).
Janneman Malan has hit three fifties and three centuries in 17 ODIs so far. Given that batting in white ball matches has been difficult lately, Malan's ability to survive the early stages can work wonders for the Proteas.
Rassie van der Dussen has averaged 73 ODIs since early 2021, which is the second-highest of any player with at least 500 runs during that period.