South Africa vs England, 3rd T20 Match Prediction2020-02-17
SuperSport Park, Centurion, South Africa
England looks to grab hold of the series by 2-1 margin at SuperSport Park!
We are expecting England to win!
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After a nail-biting win in the second T20I, Eoin Morgan-led England will now be gearing up for the third and final match of the T20I contests. The likes of Jason Roy, Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes played crucial roles as they defended a total of 204 runs and leveled the ongoing 3-match T20Is.
Batting wise, the Englishmen have worked extensively as was visible in the previous game, while bowling is an area that might need some work in the coming contest.
Meanwhile, South Africa would be wishing to bounce back from the narrow defeat and get hold of the series in the showdown at Centurion. Batting wise, skipper Quinton de Kock (65) and Rassie van der Dussen (43*) were the top-performers for the hosts, while pacer Lungi Ngidi (3/48) was the highest wicket-taker for in the last match. Both the teams have enough firepower underneath and would be expected to go unchanged for the much-coveted feud.
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Openers Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma went for the big-hits from the very delivery and set a platform for the Protea in the lately concluded match. Quinton is topping the batting charts for the hosts with 31 and 65 in the first and second T20I and is likely to come up with a decent show in the third T20I.
Southpaw David Miller (21) looked promising at the beginning but gave away his wicket on Stokes’ delivery. While he can be destructive in the middle-order, one can also bank on Rassie van der Dussen as he scored an unbeaten 26-ball 43 with 2-fours and 3-sixes at Kingsmead.
Bowling wise, South Africa didn’t perform to the potential which was the prime cause of their defeat in the second game. Lungi Ngidi (3/48) and Andile Phehlukwayo (2/47) took the bulk of wickets for the hosts. Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi (1/30) was the biggest positive in the middle-overs and has bowled brilliantly in this series throughout.
All-rounder Dwaine Pretorious was a sigh of relief for South Africa as he scalped economical figure of 1/17 in his 3 overs, and had earlier scored a 13-ball 25 with 2-fours and a six. Left-arm pacer Beuran Hendricks had an off day at work in the second T20I but could be a valuable pick in the powerplays.
Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, Tabraiz Shamsi, DW Steyn, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Temba Bavuma, Bjorn Fortuin
|Q de Kock||65||22||2||8||295.45|
|R van der Dussen||43||26||2||3||165.38|
Jason Roy has been in a red-hot form in this series with scores of 70 and 40 in the first and second T20I respectively. His swashbuckling ability with the bat at the top-order is something the hosts would be fearing in the final T20I. Jos Buttler fell cheaply in the previous outing and would be hoping to put up a match-winning exhibition at Centurion. Jonny Bairstow was in a good nick in the last match with 17-ball 35 comprising 2-fours and 3-sixes and alongside skipper Eoin Morgan would be backed to score the chunk of runs.
All-rounders Ben Stokes (47*) and Moeen Ali (39) were the vital cogs behind England posting in excess of 200 in the second match. In case the top-order topples, one can still bank on the duo of Stokes and Ali to get those runs on board.
In the bowling department, pacer Chris Jordan (2/31) was the most effective of the lot, with Mark Wood (2/39) and Tom Curran (2/45) following him. Curran, in particular, would be expected to better his bowling figures as he has been quite expensive in the last two matches.
Although spinners Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali remained wicketless, one can expect the duo to affect the breakthroughs in the middle-order with their leg-breaks and off-breaks respectively.
Chris Jordan, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Curran, Jason Roy, Mark Wood, AU Rashid, Moeen Ali, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||17||0 mm.||3.46 k/h||From: ENE||0%|
|03h||16||0 mm.||2.58 k/h||From: E||0%|
|06h||20||0 mm.||2.75 k/h||From: ENE||0%|
|09h||26||0 mm.||3.44 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|12h||30||0 mm.||3.12 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
|15h||30||0 mm.||3.15 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
|18h||24||0 mm.||2.75 k/h||From: N||0%|
|21h||23||0 mm.||2.38 k/h||From: NE||3%|
It is going to be a bright and sunny day at SuperSport park with the temperature hovering between 25-29 degrees Celsius. Excellent conditions prevail for a match of cricket.
The pitch at SuperSport park is usually a batter’s delight with 168 as the average 1st innings total. The flat wicket won’t offer much help to the bowlers and they will have to try out some variations to get the required dismissals.
The toss winning team should look to bat first. In T20Is, 8 out of 10 matches played at this venue have been won by the team batting first, and with the clear skies and sunny weather, one can expect a high scoring total by the end of first innings.
England seems to have found their form in the lately concluded game with some of their experienced campaigners namely Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali putting up match-winning exhibitions. Not to forget, skipper Eoin Morgan and Mark Wood can be a menace with their batting and bowling ability, furthermore strengthening their chances of a win in the final match at Centurion.
We are expecting England to win!
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