Match Preview: (By- Kunal)
England vs South Africa:
Welcome to today’s match prediction & preview of the 2nd ODI match, which will be played between England vs South Africa in the Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester on 22nd July. This is do or die match for England side. Because of England lost their 1st ODI match against South Africa by 62 runs in Durham.
Talking about performance, England lost the toss and came for field. English bowler couldn’t performed well on Durham pitch and took only 5 wickets, and Africa set the target of 334 in 50 over. Livingston taken highest 2 wickets from English side. In the batting department; going to chase the target of 334 run, Opener Roy and Bairstow given brilliant start. But after both dismissals except Root rest all players couldn’t perform well and lost the match. Root made highest 86 runs in 77 balls.
On the other side, African skipper won the toss and opt for bat first. Opener Janneman and Decock were playing well and unfortunately Decock dismissals in 7th over by Curran. But after that some good knocks by Janneman, Dussen & Markram, Africa set the target of 334 run. Dussen made highest 134 runs in 117 balls. Going to defend 334 runs, in the start African bowler couldn’t effective. But after Roy’s dismissal in 19th over, African bowlers didn’t give the chance for come back and sweeps away England from victory. Nortje highest 4 wickets taken from Africa side.
In 2nd Odi, South Africa will look for clinch this series. On the other side, England will try to make a comeback and keep their chances of winning this series alive.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c/wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Brydon Carse, Matty Potts.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Janneman Malan, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj (c), Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Total Match Played: 63
South Africa: 31
The weather in Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester is expected to be Cloudy, the temperature might be expected till 14.3°C. 25% chance of rain.
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester was previously used in the 3rd ODI between India and England on 17 July 2022. England managed to score 259 while batting first and India chased down comfortably. So the pitch here was batting friendly, we can expect a high scoring game as the bowl will come nicely on bat and it might swing in the powerplay.
Match Time: 05:30 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: Sony Six & Sony Apps
England will 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.