England vs South Africa, Match 20
ICC World Cup 2023, 21st October 2023, 2:00 PM IST, Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The England vs South Africa matchup has all the ingredients to produce yet another World Cup classic for us cricket fans to remember for ages. South Africa have kicked off their 2023 Cricket World Cup campaign in style, securing two comfortable victories with only one setback against the Netherlands.
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Whereas England already lost two games and only managed to win against Bangladesh. England and South Africa both possess cricketing strengths that put them on par with cricketing titans like Australia, India, and New Zealand.
When it comes to the England vs South Africa Dream11 prediction, both teams boast a roster of stars in prime form, so it's become quite the head-scratcher to predict the outcome of this highly anticipated match. Nevertheless, the chasing team will surely benefit from the advantage of the Wankhede’s pitch nature. The last time they faced each other, England secured victory with a 59-run margin.
Team form, last 5 matches for England: L-W-L-NR-W
Team form, last 5 matches for South Africa: L-W-W-W-W
- 1 England vs South Africa Match Preview
- 2 England vs South Africa Dream11 prediction
- 3 England vs South Africa win prediction: England to win
- 4 England vs South Africa odds
England vs South Africa Match Preview
The much-anticipated return of all-rounder Ben Stokes to the English squad is highly likely to happen against South Africa. Ben Stokes has proven himself to be the X-factor of the English squad over the years and perhaps it is what the England squad needs right now to find their winning mantra at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
The pitch in Mumbai has a quirky nature that has proven to be a heaven for the chasing team and the England squad, with the possible inclusion of Ben Stokes, will definitely look to capitalize on that.
The line up change might occur if Ben Stokes makes his return to the England squad, which would result in Chris Woakes being replaced. Other than that, the English squad would remain the same.
Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter: Dawid Malan
Probable best bowler: Adil Rashid
Possible playing 11: Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley.
Adil Rashid delivers his best World Cup figures EVER! 🔥
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) October 15, 2023
South Africa enjoyed two comfortable victories over the mighty Australia and Sri Lanka, but they fumbled against the Netherlands, which might set them back mentally. With Quinton de Kock in top form, hopefully the South African dressing room has sorted things out and will come back stronger than ever to continue their quest for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
The Netherlands were 105/5 after 26 overs against South Africa and from there they went on to score a defendable total of 245. South Africa might feel down, as they might feel that they let the match slip from their hands.
However, the coming clash against England is crucial for both South Africa and England as they look to make it to the top four of the table. South Africa must learn from their previous mistake and sort things out for themselves.
South Africa has a balanced squad, with Quinton de Kock leading from the front and quality blowers like Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi challenging the opposition batters. South Africa can stick to their previous squad for now before a crucial game.
Probable Best Performers
Probable best batter: Quinton de Kock
Probable best bowler: Kagiso Rabada
Possible playing 11: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
Pitch Report and Expected Weather Conditions for England vs South Africa
The Wankhede pitch offers advantages for both fast bowlers and spinners. Being near the Arabian Sea gives a boost to swing bowlers, mainly in the morning. In limited-overs matches, while the fresh ball can present challenges, the surface generally becomes more batsman-friendly as the game advances.
Wankhede Stadium ODI Records
Total matches: 29
Matches won batting first: 14
Matches won bowling first: 15
Average 1st Inns scores: 234
Average 2nd Inns scores: 201
Expected weather conditions: Saturday in Mumbai is shaping up to be a warm, sun-soaked day. The temperature is expected to hit a high of 31 degrees Celsius, with the low at a comfortable 29 degrees. There's absolutely no chance of rain disrupting the game.
England vs South Africa Dream11 prediction
Take a look at our England vs South Africa Dream11 prediction-
Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock
Batters: Aiden Markram, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, Joe Root
All-rounders: Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, Marco Jansen
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley
Recommended Captain: Jos Buttler
Recommended Vice-captain: Keshav Maharaj
In our Dream11 prediction for the England vs South Africa match, we've chosen Quinton de Kock for the wicketkeeper role. His outstanding form with the bat and swift wicketkeeping skills make him an undeniable pick for the Dream11 team.
For batting, our lineup includes stalwarts like Aiden Markram, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler, and Joe Root, ensuring a substantial score in Dream11 points. The all-rounder spots are filled by Ben Stokes, Sam Curran, and Marco Jansen, providing a balanced blend of batting and bowling prowess.
Our bowling department consists of Kagiso Rabada, Adil Rashid, and Reece Topley, a combination that promises reliability and wicket-taking capability. This Dream11 selection merges strength, technique, and seasoned expertise suitable for any game scenario.
We entrust Jos Buttler with the captain's armband, given his vast experience and strategic acumen. Serving as vice-captain, we have Keshav Maharaj, known for his commendable leadership skills.
England vs South Africa win prediction: England to win
Although South Africa has been showcasing dominant form, England remains a steadfast contender. The result of this clash will reveal itself soon, but our inclination is towards England. The potential comeback of Ben Stokes could be a game-changer, and given their versatile squad, England appears to have the upper hand in this matchup. This is not to undermine South Africa's impressive streak in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.
England's key players from the last game vs South Africa, England Tour of South Africa 2023
|Dawid Malan 118 (114)||Jofra Archer (9.1-1-40-6)|
|Jos Buttler 131 (127)||Adil Rashid (10-0-68-3)|
England vs South Africa odds
The odds for England to win the match are 1.72, indicating that they are favorites. For the toss, both England and South Africa have equal odds of 1.90.
|Team to win the match||1.72||2.10|
|Team to win the toss||1.90||1.90|