South Africa vs England, 2nd Test Match Prediction 03 Jan 2020

South Africa vs England 2019

South Africa vs England, 2nd Test Match Prediction

2020-01-04

Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa

Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa

1.80 248/10 in 137.4
3.52 391/8 in 111.0

England

1.80 248/10 in 137.4
3.52 391/8 in 111.0 Cricbettingbuzz
Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - England won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz England beat South Africa by 189 runs

RSA vs ENG Prediction

S. Bhatarjee

England’s big battle against South Africa to save the Test Series!

  • England hasn’t won a Test Match against South Africa at Cape Town since South Africa’s readmission to cricket
  • South Africa’s pace trio of Kagiso Rabada, Vernon Philander and Anrich Nortje troubled English players and took 16 wickets between them
  • England has won only one out of their last six games playing away from home and haven’t done well abroad

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Match Preview

The last game at SuperSport Park, Centurion was one of several contrasts. For South Africa, it was a good end to what had been a horrible year for them. As for England, it was a sad end to the year where they became the World Champions.

With the year left behind both the side would focus on the second Test Match at Newlands, Cape Town.

South Africa can take the Test series if they win the next game while England will have to fight it hard to win this one and level it going into the third Test Match. The problem for England is their poor record at this venue. They haven’t won a game there since South Africa was readmitted into cricket nearly three decades back. The kind of form their batsmen showed in the last game would also be worrying for the skipper and the side hasn’t played well abroad. The two sides are however blessed with quality players and it does up the stakes for a competitive game.

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Teams Preview

South Africa

Faf du Plessis would pray the New Year starts the way the previous year ended. Win in the last game was much required by the side after the horrible year they had in 2019. With the bowlers having their tails up and the batsmen also doing well the skipper would look forward to continuing with their good record against England at Newlands.

Openers Aiden Markram and Dean Elgar may get another chance to prove their skills after the poor show in the last game and the team would expect a good show from them. Faf du Plessis, Zubayr Hamza and Rassie van der Dussen did well in the middle order but they would look to convert their starts into bigger scores.

Quinton de Kock’s knock was what earned the win for the side and along with Vernon Philander and Dwaine Pretorius he makes the batting look strong.

It was after a long time that the South African fast bowlers made their opponents hop and dance on the track. Kagiso Rabada was at his fiery best and found good support from Philander and Anrich Nortje. The pace trio will look to do so going into the next game. In Keshav Maharaj they have a good spinner and he has been taking giant strides in the last few games.

South Africa Actual Playing XI:

Zubayr Hamza, Faf du Plessis, Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Pieter Malan, Dean Elgar, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Vernon Philander

South Africa Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Q de Kock 95 128 14 0 74.22
Z Hamza 39 72 6 0 54.17
V Philander 35 81 6 0 43.21
Bowlers O M R W Econ
V Philander 14.2 8 16 4 1.12
K Rabada 15.0 1 68 3 4.53
A Nortje 12.0 2 47 2 3.92
Bowlers O M R W Econ
V Philander 14.2 8 16 4 1.12
K Rabada 15.0 1 68 3 4.53
A Nortje 12.0 2 47 2 3.92
Of South Africa vs England 2019

South Africa Predicted Playing XI

Faf du Plessis (c), Vernon Philander, Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Zubayr Hamza, Anrich Nortje

England

It was another instance of a first-innings batting collapse away from home that cost England the game. Skipper Joe Root would be upset with the same script playing over and over again. Going into the next game the side needs to win it to keep hits hope alive. With their opponents having regained their confidence, Root would know that the battle won’t be easy.

England openers did well in the 2nd innings in the last game and the team would expect a good show from Dominic Sibley and Rory Burns. What the side would need is bigger contributions from the likes of Joe Root, Joe Denly and Ben Stokes. Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, and Sam Curran. They bring a lot of talent but they need to play to the merit of the ball in the next game and not throw away their wickets.

Stuart Broad and Jofra Archer did well in the last game with Archer getting it right in the second innings. They will have to continue with their form in the next game.

Jimmy Anderson may be the bowler to watch out in the seaming and swinging conditions at Newlands. Curran and Stokes who had an ordinary outing with the ball in the previous game have to do well in the next one.

England Actual Playing XI:

Joe Root, Ollie Pope, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, James Anderson, Ben Stokes, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly

England Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Denly 50 111 9 0 45.05
B Stokes 35 46 4 2 76.09
J Root 29 49 5 0 59.18
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Broad 18.3 4 58 4 3.14
S Curran 20.0 5 58 4 2.9
J Anderson 20.0 4 69 1 3.45
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Broad 18.3 4 58 4 3.14
S Curran 20.0 5 58 4 2.9
J Anderson 20.0 4 69 1 3.45
Of South Africa vs England 2019

England Predicted Playing XI

Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Joe Denly, Jos Buttler (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Rory Burns, Ben Stokes, Dominic Sibley, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer

Pitch And Weather Conditions

The weather would be clear on Day 1 of the game; however, there is a forecast for rains and overcast skies in the following days. Newlands has always been a good venue for the bowlers and batsmen have to play their strokes cautiously. It will be important for the batsmen to play the ball according to its merit on this surface.

Newland, Cape Town has always been a paradise for the fast bowlers. There is grass cover on the track and this allows them to generate bounce and moment. Batsmen who build their innings have done well at this venue. Like most South African tracks, there isn’t much in for the spinner on this surface.

Venue Details

Newland, Cape Town has always been a paradise for the fast bowlers. There is grass cover on the track and this allows them to generate bounce and moment. Batsmen who build their innings have done well at this venue. Like most South African tracks, there isn’t much in for the spinner on this surface.

Toss Prediction

There have been rains in Cape Town over the last few days and wicket would have a lot of moisture. There would be some movement for the fast bowlers in the first session of play. The side that wins the toss would like to take advantage of this by inviting the opposition to bat first.

Winning Prediction

The second Test match has turned into a series saving one for England who had come into this Test series looking favorites. Their poor show in the last game would have definitely hurt the confidence in the dressing room. The fact that it allowed the South African side to regain their confidence after the poor show over the last six months may lead to the undoing of the visitors. The hosts have their main strength, their fast bowlers doing well and this would make them favorites to win the game.

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