On Saturday, South Africa will beat England in good condition here to enter the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup.
With a net running rate of +3.183, England more or less reached the semi-finals with four victories, while South Africa ranked third with 6 points in four games. South Africa and Australia are evenly matched in the competition for the second semi-final seat in the first group, but due to the higher net running rate, the Australian is far ahead in the standings. South Africa needs to beat England by a big score to surpass Australia with a net operating rate, or hope that the West Indies will defeat Australia by reducing Australia’s net operating rate.
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South Africa will have a clearer understanding of what it needs to do to qualify, as Australia played against the West Indies in the first game of the day.
However, in form, an ominous England will start to become the most popular. Although all their games are not one-sided, the British have acted calmly in the four games they have participated in so far.
England’s batting revolves around Jos Butler, Jason Roy, David Maran, Jonny Bairstow and captain Eoin Morgan, all of whom are in the game. Butler achieved two personal milestones in the last game, he scored his maiden T20th century (101 of 67 goals).
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The big hitter will be confident and look for an encore.
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In bowling, the spinning duo of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid and the speed trio of Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan and Liam Livingstone have performed well so far. England will miss the service of the left arm pacemaker Tamal Mills, who was excluded from the game because of a strained right thigh in the last game.
Although it managed to win three games in the trot, the South African campaign is far from impressive. It languished under pressure against Australia, and Temba Bavuma’s men were unable to repeat the same mistakes against England.
South Africa will rely on Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Rasie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma and David Miller to provide goods in the batting department, while the bowling department will be supported by the top-ranked T20 bowler Tabraiz Shamsi and Anrich Nortje and Dwaine Pretorious.
- South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, W Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Preshamtorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamtorius West Van der Dusen.
- U.K: Ian Morgan, Moen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Butler, Tom Cullan, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, David Maran, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Wiley, Chris Walkers, Mark Wood.
- The game started at 7:30 p.m. IST.