NL vs SA Dream11: England and South Africa face each other in the second T20I of the three-game series. The ODI series ended in a draw as South Africa won the first match while England won the second. The third game was called off due to rain. South Africa tied their previous T20I series 2-2 against India, while England were beaten 1-2 by the same opponents. The T20I series will be followed by a three-game test series.
NL versus SA 2nd T20I competition details
England vs South Africa 2nd T20I competition
July 28, 11:00 PM IST
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff, England
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The wicket at this location is likely to favor batters. Teams batting second have won 6 out of 8 matches so far. The average total of the first innings at this location is 142.
Last result at the location
The last T20I match at this venue was played between England and Sri Lanka on June 24, 2021, which England won by 5 wickets.
South Africa: NR LLWW
(Last 5 T20I matches)
England play 11
- Phil Salt replaces Ben Stokes for this game.
- Adil Rashid is back and will be part of the XI in place of Richard Gleeson.
- Jonny Bairstow replaces Harry Brook from the last game England played.
Jos Buttler (C & WC)
Moeen Ali stats in T20I
Moeen Ali has scored 105 runs and collected 6 wickets against South Africa from 8 matches so far. He can score runs at a fast pace in this format and is flexible at any position in the batting order. Moeen is also a smart operator with the ball and a witty all-round cricketer. He is an essential cog for England in this series.
|Games played||Runs / Wickets||Last 5 appearances||Last 5 appearances against SA||Batting Average / Bowling Average|
|52||708 / 36||0 & 1/31, 35 & 0/23, 36 & 2/26, 14 & 0/20, 63 & 2/28||37 & 1/27, 5* & 0/11, 39 & 0/36, 5 & 1/22, 8* & 2/34||19.13 / 25.94|
Jonny Bairstow stats in T20I
Jonny Bairstow stats in T20I against South Africa are impressive. He scored 338 runs from 10 innings with an average of 42.25 and a strike rate of 154.34. Bairstow has been in close contact with the bat for England in the recent past and is an explosive batter at the top of the order. The hosts will rely on his power-hitting abilities.
|Games played||walks||Last 5 appearances||Last 5 appearances against SA||batting average|
|63||1190||13, 1, 0, 16*, 8*||1, DNB, 3, 86*, 64||26.44|
South Africa Games 11
- Kagiso Rabada will start in the XI after being equipped for the ODIs.
- Rilee Rossouw is back and replaces Reeza Hendricks.
- Gerald Coetzee has received a first T20I call-up and could replace Lungi Ngidi from their previous T20I.
David Miller (C)
Quinton de Kock
Rassie van der Dussen
Anrich Nortje Stats in T20I
Anrich Nortje was the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in the ODI series with six wickets. Nortje is a real wicket taker and can bowl with the new ball as well as at death. He is an important weapon for the visitors with the ball, along with Rabada in the tempo attack.
|Games played||Wickets||Last 5 appearances||Last 5 appearances against ENG||Bowling Average|
|21||22||1/21, 0/23, 2/36, 1/36, 1/34||1/34, 1/37, 0/21, -, –||23.18|
Quinton de Kock stats in T20I
Quinton de Kock has a good record against England in T20Is. He scored 323 runs against them in 9 innings with an average of 35.89 and a strike-rate of 163.13. The southpaw hit form in the final ODI when he hit an unbeaten 76-ball 92 before the game was eventually called off. The Proteas expect him to wear the form in the T20Is as well.
|Games played||walks||Last 5 appearances||Last 5 appearances against ENG||batting average|
|64||1863||DNB, 14, 22, 34, 16||34, 17, 30, 30, 35||33.26|
Who will win England vs South Africa 2nd T20I competition today’s game?
England suffered a defeat at home in the previous T20I series against India, losing 1-2. They also lost the first ODI against South Africa. However, in the second game, they came back to level the series. England is a powerful side in this format.
South Africa, on the other hand, tied their recent T20I series 2-2 against India. They are bolstered by the return of Kagiso Rabada and Rilee Rossouw on the flank, who add strength and balance.
Competition between the two sides has been fragmented to say the least so far. England have won 11 matches, while South Africa have finished in the top 10 of the 22 T20Is 10 times. While it is difficult to pick a real winner, South Africa is expected to win this clash.
England vs South Africa Dream11 Prediction
Wicket Keepers: Quinton de Kock
Batsmen: David Miller, Jonny Bairstow, Rassie van der Dussen
Allrounder: Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran
Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Kagiso Rabada
Captain, Vice-Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head Matches: Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone
Captain, Vice Captain for Grand League: Quinton de Kock, Moeen Ali