Match Preview: (By- Kunal)
England vs South Africa:
Hello and welcome to the preview & match prediction of The first match of the three-match ODI series between England Vs South Africa, which one will be played on 19th July at Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street. The two teams last met each other in the Feb-2020, where England had defeated South Africa by 2 wickets.
If we will look on England International ODI, then England played last International ODI series recently in same month against India, that one India captured by 2-1 margin in England. England will look to improve batting side. This is the last game for England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has announced retirement from ODI format Yesterday after today match. England will try to give farewell to Ben Stokes by Victory against South Africa.
On the other side South Africa played last International ODI series in March-2022 against Bangladesh in home surface, where Bangladesh beat to South Africa by 2-1 margin. South Africa will play with main squad except Rabada, so every player will try to give his best performance.
It will be really interesting that, how will England come back after lost the series against India on home surface.
England: Jos Buttler (C & WK), Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Philip Salt, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Brydon Matthew Potts, Carse, Reece Topley, David Willey and Craig Overton
South Africa: Keshav Maharaj (c), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen,Heinrich Klaasen,Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram,David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams and Khaya Zondo.
Total Match Played: 62
South Africa: 30
The weather in Grace Road, Leicester is expected to be warmer and partially sunshine, the temperature might be expected till 33°celcious and in the evening we can expect chilled weather.
Riverside ground was previously used in 2021 as the pitch here was batting friendly, we can expect a good high scoring game as the bowl will come nicely on bat and it might swing in powerplay. Average 1st innings score is 259.
Match Time: 05:30 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: Sky Sports Cricket App
South Africa to win
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.