South Africa vs England 2nd ODI – 7/2/2020

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February 07, 2020
11:00
Kingsmead, Durban
Match over

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South Africa vs England 2nd ODI Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 7/2/2020

South Africa were entirely convincing in Tuesday’s first ODI at Newlands in Cape Town, where Quinton de Kock undid some of the hurt endured during the recent Test series drubbing with a fine century. The seven-wicket win gave the Proteas an early lead in the three-match series and they will be the favourites among many predictions for the rest of the series.

Despite being the reigning World Cup champions who are currently at the top of the International Cricket Council’s rankings for ODI teams, England didn’t oblige the betting tips in their favour and the latest odds going forward might not look so kindly on them again. Their team news for the second ODI will probably read quite differently to what they put out for the series opener.

South Africa vs England 2nd ODI – Match Preview

Where: Kingsmead, Durban

When: Friday, 7 February 2020

Start Time: 16:30 (IST), 11:00 (GMT)

South Africa vs England 2nd ODI – Latest Odds

Bet365 have South Africa and England priced at 2.37 and 1.57, respectively, to win the second ODI. Just like at Newlands, England have never beaten South Africa in an ODI at Kingsmead.


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South Africa vs England 2nd ODI – Team News

South Africa have no real reason to change their XI for the second ODI. They might toy with the idea of playing Janneman Malan ahead of Reeza Hendricks, but even that will be hard to justify. The hosts could bump Jon-Jon Smuts to the top of the order an debut Kyle Verreynne in the middle order, though. Kingsmead is the home ground of Andile Phehlukwayo, so big things are expected of the all-rounder, especially with the ball. He bowls plenty of slower deliveries, which will be in high demand if conditions prove typical of Kingsmead.

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England need a long, hard think about the composition of their bowling attack. A slow pitch all but insisted on plenty of spin in Cape Town, but leg-spinners Matt Parkinson and Joe Denly were not well enough equipped. Joe Root’s off-spin wasnt’ useful enough. This opens the door for Moeen Ali’s return to international cricket. His left-arm spin will be a welcome variation to the attack – and his ability with the willow a big boost for batting ranks. Ali will really need to be included if they look to fast bowler Saqib Mahmood as well. A debut for Mahmood instead of the retention of Chris Jordan is an exciting prospect, but would leave the batting light.

South Africa vs England 2nd ODI – Betting Tips and Prediction

Who could be England’s top bowler at Kingsmead? Might de Kock go big again for South Africa? We have some direction for these questions and more.

De Kock to be South Africa’s top batsman – again

The three-fold role of captain, opening batsman and wicketkeeper is shaping up really well for de Kock, who has welcomed the additional responsibility. Two of his 15 ODI centuries have been in scored in Durban, where’s he’s priced at 2.75 to be South Africa’s top batsman in the second ODI. Hendricks, who missed out in Cape Town, is offered at 5.00 in the same category.


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Woakes to stand tall above the rest

England’s performance with the ball was patchy at Newlands. Jordan was probably under-bowled, Denly and Parkinson arguably bowled too much. Whether their attack stays the same or Mahmood is brought in, Woakes will be the one tasked with effectively leading the line. His approach should enjoy conditions in Durban. Woakes is priced at 4.50 to be England’s top bowler at Kingsmead.

Best Bet: Chris Woakes to be England’s top bowler at 4.50 with Bet365

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