South Africa v England 2020: ODI Series Preview

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South Africa and England now contest three ODI matches in Cape Town and Paarl.

England will be looking to carry their dominance from the T20I series into these fixtures, while the hosts will want to come out fighting.

We will bring you match previews and free cricket tips for every clash of this series.

South Africa v England ODI Schedule

South Africa and England will play three ODIs over four days. Paarl will host the first before the final two matches take place in Cape Town.

1st ODI: Sunday, 6 December 2020

Venue: Boland Park, Paarl

Start time: 13:30 IST (08:00 GMT)

2nd ODI: Monday, 7 December 2020

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

Start time: 13:30 (IST) and 08:00 (GMT)

3rd ODI: Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

Start time: 16:30 (IST) and 11:00 (GMT)

Watch South Africa v England from India

The three-match ODI series between South Africa and England can be watched live by customers of bet365.

It means cricket fans in India will be able to catch all the action from Cape Town and Paarl as soon as they have signed up with the betting site.

Here are some key points to consider before streaming online:

  • You will need a funded account and to have placed a bet in the last 24 hours
  • You don’t have to bet on the game to be able to watch it, but this will be an option
  • Streams are usually available just before the game starts
  • Be sure to check there are no added geographical restrictions in your area

South Africa v England 2020 – ODI Squads

England batting star Dawid Malan doesn’t make their ODI squad despite his brilliant displays in the preceding T20I series.

Instead, Test skipper Joe Root comes into the squad along with Warwickshire bowler Chris Woakes. Woakes and pace ace Mark Wood will be keen to see action in South Africa.

Sam Billings should continue in the middle-order after a series of impressive recent showings in this format. Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Sam Curran are all given a break.

South Africa are without the injured Kagiso Rabada. He picked up a hip injust in the T20Is and will miss all three of these fixtures.

The home side are also without injured all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius.

South Africa’s squad is the same as their T20I group, which includes five spinners. George Linde had an eye-catching impact in the T20Is and will hope to be handed an ODI opportunity. Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj and all-rounder Jon-Jon Smuts add to their options.

 South Africa v England – Squads

South Africa England
Quinton de Kock (captain) Eoin Morgan (captain)
Temba Bavuma Liam Livingstone
Junior Dala Joe Root
Lutho Sipamla Jason Roy
Jon-Jon Smuts Moeen Ali
Beuran Hendricks Tom Curran
Glenton Stuurman Lewis Gregory
Heinrich Klaasen Chris Woakes
 George Linde Jonny Bairstow
Keshav Maharaj Sam Billings
 Janneman Malan Jos Buttler
David Miller Adil Rashid
Lungi Ngidi Olly Stone
Anrich Nortje Reece Topley
Andile Phehlukwayo Mark Wood
Kyle Verreynne
Rassie van der Dussen
Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa v England 2020 – ODI Series Preview, Latest Odds and Predictions

World Champions England are short-priced favourites to follow up their T20I series win with more ODI success. They can be backed at 1.29 with bet365.

Hosts South Africa are priced at 3.5 with the same betting site.

Predict the Series Score for Bigger Odds

One way of boosting outright bets on this series is by predicting the correct score.

England came away from the T20I series with a 3-0 white-wash. A repeat of that scoreline for this series is priced at 3.0 with bet365.

However, when England last played an ODI series in South Africa at the start of 2020, it was the hosts that picked up a win in Cape Town.

With two of the three at this venue this time around, they could be capable of winning another. A 2-1 England series win is priced at 2.25 and looks a good bet.

Back Bairstow for England’s Top Batsman

Jonny Bairstow looks in the mood for runs if his 86 in the second T20I in Cape Town is anything to go on. He can carry that momentum forward into these ODIs.

With Malan and Stokes both absent, Bairstow is likely to be shifted back up the order to open alongside Jason Roy.

He is priced at 3.5 with bet365 to be England’s top series run-scorer and has to be considered at that price.

Nortje to be South Africa’s Top Bowler

Injury to Kagiso Rabada has opened this market up, and Anrich Nortje looks ideally placed to take advantage.

He bowled with a real threat and purpose in the final T20I in Cape Town and took the only wicket as England surged to another win.

However, he looks to have carried his good IPL form into these internationals and looks a solid selection to be his team’s top bowler.

He can be backed at 3.3 with LeoVegas to take the most wickets over the course of the three fixtures.

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South Africa v England - Frequently Asked Questions

Can I bet on South Africa v England from India?

The quickest way to bet on this series is by signing up with one of India’s best betting sites. These will have all the latest odds available.

Can I get betting tips for the South Africa v England ODIs?

Our experienced writers at will give you free cricket tips for every match of this series. These will highlight the players that can shine in South Africa.

When are South Africa playing England in ODIs?

This ODI series in South Africa will be held from 6 December to 9 December 2020. Two matches will take place in Cape Town after the first one in Paarl.

Where can I get the best international cricket news?

Here at, our team of experienced writers will bring you all the latest cricket news you need. This can help you make better betting picks.

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Jim is a cricket fanatic with a decade of experience in the iGaming industry. He is a real sports nerd and since falling in love with betting while at University he has combined his passions. He strives to provide sports fans and gamblers alike with the most insightful, accurate analysis possible.