England Vs South Africa 1st ODI Match- Predictions

The first match of the three-match ODI series will be played on 19th July, Tuesday at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street (Durham).

The game is scheduled to begin at 5:30 PM (IST). It shall be telecasted live on Sony Sports Network and will live stream on  SonyLiv.

England is prepared to face South Africa for a three-match ODI series, which will be followed by an equal number of T20Is and Test matches, after finishing a tiring schedule against India. 

It will be intriguing to see who wins the forthcoming series after both teams lost their previous ODI game.

Expected Playing XI

England – Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, David Willey, Craig Overton, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley

South Africa – Janneman Malan, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj (c), Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

Pitch Predictions

The hitters will benefit the most from the Riverside Ground’s battery-friendly surface. In the 20 ODIs that have been played there, the team chasing has triumphed 11 times. 

On this field, the Pacers will also have a say later in the match. The typical first inning score is expected to be 245 points.

Weather Prediction for 1st ODI

The temperature is expected to be around 19 degrees Celsius with a 1% chance of precipitation. The match day will be quite humid with 67% humidity and 8 km/hr wind speed.

ENG vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction

Captain-  Jos Buttler, Keshav Maharaj 

Vice-Captain- Jason Roy, David Miller

Suggested Playing XI for ENG vs SA Dream11 

Wicketkeeper: Jos Buttler, Heinrich Klaasen

Batters: Joe Root, Jason Roy, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan

All-rounders:  Dwaine Pretorius

Bowlers: Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Anrich Nortje


England- Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Craig Overton, David Willey, Brydon Carse, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Philip Salt, Matty Potts

South Africa- Quinton de Kock(w), Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj(c), Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams, Andile Phehlukwayo, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen

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