Jonny Bairstow is a good captaincy for this game.
England (ENG) will close horns with South Africa (SA) in the first match of the T20I series at County Ground, Bristol. The ODI series witnessed 1-1 and it is expected to be another hard-fought series. In their last T20I series, England lost to India, while South Africa comes after a 2-2 T20I series against India.
The main players of the England team are Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone. On the other hand, Proteas will rely on the contributions of Quinton de Kock and Anrich Nortje.
England vs South Africa, 1st T20I
Location: County Ground, Bristol
Date Time: July 27 at 11:00 PM IST and 6:30 PM local time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV
NL vs SA, 1st T20I, Pitch Report:
It will make the field conducive to the batters and will make the bowlers’ lives a little difficult. A total of 150 would be the par score on this surface. The team chasing the score has won the most games this year.
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ENG vs SA, 1st T20I, likely playing XIs:
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley/Richard Gleeson
Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen/ Rilee Rossouw, David Miller (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
Top Picks for ENG vs SA Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batteries
Race Van der Dussen:
The in-form batter was the leading runscorer in the ODI series with 160 runs in three innings. He has over 1000 runs in the T20I format.
Bairstow has been in sensational form in the last few international series. In three games of the ODI series, he contributed 91 points. In 63 T20Is he scored 1190 runs.
Top Picks – Allrounders
The quality all-rounder has been consistent with his contributions in both departments. In 20 T20Is he has 342 runs and 12 wickets.
Top Picks – Bowlers
The talented pacer took the most wickets (6) in the ODI series and should definitely be on your radar.
In addition to taking wickets in the power play, Willey is a handy floater with the bat, who can score quick runs.
Top Picks – Wicket Keeper
Quinton de Kock:
Quinton eventually returned to form in the final ODI, in which he remained non-out on 92 from 76 balls. He has 1,863 runs in the shortest format.
ENG vs SA Must Picks Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Recommended Play XI No.1 for ENG vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Jos Butler, Jonny Bairstow (c), Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Dawid Malan, David Miller, Liam Livingstone, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Jordan, Anrich Nortje (vc)Adil Rashid
Recommended Play XI No.2 for ENG vs SA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Quinton de Kock (c)Jonny Bairstow, Rassie Van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Liam Livingstone (vc), Moeen Ali, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Jordan, Anrich Nortje, David Willey
ENG vs SA Risky Captaincy Picks:
The English skipper scored only 31 runs in two innings of the 50-over series and is out of form.
While Miller was in great form in the IPL, he has not continued the same momentum in international cricket.
Players to avoid:
The talented spinner hasn’t taken enough wickets in the last few appearances and should be avoided at least for this game.