South Africa v England 2020: T20I Series Preview

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England return to South Africa and kick off this exciting white-ball series with three T20Is.

It was England that edged the last T20I series on South African soil thanks to a 2-1 success back in February.

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

South Africa v England T20I Schedule

South Africa and England will play three T20Is across just five days. Cape Town will host the first and third match, while Paarl will welcome the teams for the second clash.

1st T20I: Friday, 27 November 2020

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

Start time: 21:30 (IST) and 16:00 (GMT)

2nd T20I: Sunday, 29 November 2020

Venue: Boland Park, Paarl

Start time: 21:30 (IST) and 12:30 (GMT)

3rd T20I: Tuesday, 1 November 2020

Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

Start time: 21:30 (IST) and 16:00 (GMT)

Watch South Africa v England from India

The three-game T20I series between South Africa and England is available for registered customers of bet365.

It means you can watch all the action from Cape Town and Paarl from India.

Here are some important 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 – T20I Squads

Dale Steyn has been left out of South Africa’s squad for this series. He has effectively been replaced by uncapped seamer Glenton Stuurman.

The Proteas also have a host of in-form players from the Indian Premier League in their line up.

Delhi duo Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada feature, as does Chennai’s Faf du Plessis. Mumbai’s Quinton de Kock will continue to lead the side.

Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen and Rassie van der Dussen will all look to build on impressive displays in the T20I fixtures between these sides back in February.

For England, Ben Stokes returns for his first action for England since leaving to support his ill father in the summer.

Jofra Archer and all-rounder Sam Curran will also feature in this T20I series but not the ODIs that follow. There is no place for Tom Banton.

The pace of Archer will be backed up by Mark Wood. Reece Topley has also been included for the tourists.

Eoin Morgan continues to lead the side and will be supported by vice-captain Moeen Ali.

South Africa vs England T20I Squads

South Africa England
Quinton de Kock (captain) Eoin Morgan (captain)
Temba Bavuma Moeen Ali
Junior Dala Jofra Archer
Faf du Plessis Jonathan Bairstow
Bjorn Fortuin Sam Billings
Beuran Hendricks Jos Buttler
Reeza Hendricks Sam Curran
Heinrich Klaasen Tom Curran
 George Linde Chris Jordan
Keshav Maharaj Dawid Malan
 Janneman Malan Adil Rashid
David Miller Jason Roy
Lungi Ngidi Reece Topley
Anrich Nortje Mark Wood
Andile Phehlukwayo Ben Stokes
Kyle Verreynne
Kagiso Rabada
Tabraiz Shamsi
Lutho Sipamla
Jon-Jon Smuts
Glenton Stuurman
 Pite van Biljon
Rassie van der Dussen
Dwaine Pretorius (withdrawn)

South Africa v England 2020 – T20I Series Preview, Latest Odds and Predictions

England are made favourites to take the series win. They can be backed at 1.6 with Unibet.

South Africa are priced at 2.3 with the same betting site to take the series on home soil.

That price for South Africa could be seen as value, especially seeing as two of the three matches are at Newlands.

England haven’t fared well at that venue in recent outings. They have played there five times since January 2016 but only picked up one victory, which came in a Test match earlier this year.

The previous T20Is between these two teams in South Africa was also a close affair even though England eventually came out on top.

Predict the Series Score for Bigger Odds

Picking the correct score for this series will certainly mean bigger odds compared to just betting on an outright winner.

A 2-1 win for England, which would be a repeat of the last T20I series in South Africa, is priced at 2.63 with bet365. The 3-0 white-wash is at 4.75.

If you think South Africa can upset their visitors in a close-run series will be interested to know that 2-1 to the home side is available at 3.0 with bet365. A dominant 3-0 win for South Africa is considered a 6.0 shot by the same betting site.

In summary, backing the home side looks the way to go at the prices, be that the outright winner market or for a close 2-1 success.

Their chances are boosted by the form shown by their star men in the recent IPL. Mumbai’s Quinton de Kock and Delhi duo Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje faced each other in the final.

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South Africa v England - Frequently Asked Questions

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When are South Africa playing England in T20Is?

This T20I series between South Africa and England will take place from 27 November to 1 December 2020. Two matches will take place in Cape Town and one in Paarl.

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