South Africa vs England 1st T20 Tips, Predictions & Preview

South Africa vs England Tips

South Africa will host England with a three-match T20 series beginning on Saturday, November 28.

South Africa vs England 1st T20 Tips, Predictions and Preview – read on below as we provide our best bets for England’s tour of South Africa.

South Africa vs England T20 Schedule ?

  • November 28 | Game 1 | Newlands Cricket Ground | 6:00pm local time, 3:00am AEDT
  • November 29 | Game 2 | Boland Park | 2:30pm local time | 11:30pm AEDT
  • December 2 | Game 3 | Newlands Cricket Ground | 6:00pm local time, 3:00am AEDT

South Africa vs England T20 Teams ?

?? South Africa Squad: Quinton de Kock (c), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Faf du Plessis, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla , Jon-Jon Smuts, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne.

??????? England Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood

South Africa vs England 1st T20 Tips & Predictions

Dawid Malan top batsman for England

England’s Dawid Malan is ranked as the best T20 batsman in the world and he can show the hosts why that is when England kick off their South African tour. Malan averages 48.71 and has a strike rate of 146.66 in the short format of the game. Malan isn’t a lock to play in the opening T20 but it could be a crazy move to omit such a devastating batsman despite having the likes of Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes in the squad.

Archer to continue IPL form by taking most wickets

England have five main bowlers in their squad and they are Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley and Mark Wood. That’s without including Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Sam Curran and Tom Curran. Archer can be a difficult bowler to face and he enters the series on the back of 20 wickets in the Indian Premier League. He should be difficult for the Proteas to handle and he can take the most wickets for England in this match.

Quinton de Kock to be South Africa’s highest runscorer

The Proteas are led by captain Quinton de Kock who comes off scoring 503 runs for IPL champions Mumbai Indians. He is a dangerous striker in this format of the game and will be expected to open the batting for South Africa. He looks a tough wicket to claim and will go close to being the top scorer for South Africa in this match.