SA vs ENG 1st ODI
SA vs ENG 1st ODI:
South Africa will be facing off England in a three-match ODI series commencing on Tuesday. The main focus of the Proteas players will be to focus on the short format international series. However, they would still like their players to give their all to the One Day Internationals coming up.

Since South Africa made the decision to not play in the One-Day International series against Australia, they have effectively lost 30 ODI Super League points, which makes it more difficult for them to finish in the top eight and earn direct qualification. As a result of this decision, the series has taken on a greater significance for South Africa. It also sheds insight on the shifting environment in relation to cricket, demonstrating how domestic franchise cricket is becoming the most important thing on the agenda for all of the major nations.

SA vs ENG 1st ODI: Match Details

Match: SA vs ENG 1st ODI, South Africa tour of England, 2022

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Time: 5.30 PM

Venue: Riverside Ground, Chester-Le-Street

SA vs ENG 1st ODI: Team Overview


Adil Rashid is back in the England camp at full strength after taking a sabbatical for personal reasons. Though it might be challenging for him to crack the starting lineup with Moeen Ali and Liam Livingstone handling the spin responsibilities and performing admirably in the ongoing series against India.

Having four seam bowlers in the starting XI also provides England more balance on the field because a specialist spin bowler would require an additional spot.

Only in terms of seam bowling, where they have yet to choose a lead strike bowler in advance of the World Cup scheduled for next year, could England be considered a little weak.

They have been playing musical chairs in their bowling division for the past year or so, and they plan to use this format to decide the lineup. Due to their versatility, David Willey and Sam Curran appear to be the current front-runners. Willey has demonstrated good batting performance, whilst Curran has not yet ignited the format since making a full recovery from an injury.

South Africa

With only their captain and star bowler ruled out owing to fitness concerns, South Africa has named a nearly full-strength lineup. Kagiso Rabada has been rested for the ODI leg while Temba Bavuma has an elbow issue from the India tour.

In Bavuma’s absence, Keshav Maharaj, a former South African president, will take charge. Rabada was the only bowler who appeared dangerous during South Africa’s previous ODI series against Bangladesh and who also managed to notch up a five-wicket haul. But now that he’s rested, it’s up to the rest of the bowling pack to rise to the challenge.

With runs scored in the last few series by David Miller, Quinton De Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, and Heinrich Klaasen, they have appeared a little more composed in the batting department.

SA vs ENG 1st ODI: Head to Head  

According to the Head to Head statistics, England and South Africa have competed against one another a total of 63 times. England, the country that hosted the event, has prevailed a total of 30 times, while South Africa has done so 28 times. In addition, the two teams have battled to a draw because four of their matches against one another have been postponed due to inclement weather.

The most recent one-day international series between the two sides resulted in a tie for first place for both teams. Before the second game in the series could be played due to rain, England took the first game in the series by a score of two wickets. South Africa staged a successful recovery and went on to win the third and final one-day international by seven wickets.

SA vs ENG 1st ODI: Key Players

Jonny Bairstow (England): Jonny Bairstow has been in scorching form across all formats, and he should be a player of primary concern for you to keep an eye on.

The fact that he was scoring at a rate of almost one run per ball in test matches against a tough New Zealand side and in the most recent test match (5th Test) against India should serve as a caution sign for the team that he is playing against.

David Miller (South Africa): David Miller’s life has taken a dramatic turn for the better ever since the Gujarat Titans purchased his services in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Whereas before he was uncertain whether or not he would make it to the final XI, he is now one of the first names that will be written when the XI is put up. We may anticipate that he will continue to wow us with his fireworks throughout this series.

SA vs ENG 1st ODI: Possible Playing XI


Phil Salt, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (C), Jonny Bairstow, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Craig Overton, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, David Willey, Reece Topley

South Africa

David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen, Dwaine Pretorius, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Verreynne, Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

SA vs ENG 1st ODI: Pre-play predictions

Best Batsman: Jonny Bairstow (England), David Miller (South Africa)

Best Bowler: Reece Topley (England), Anrich Nortje (South Africa)

Best All-rounder: Moeen Ali (England), Marco Jansen (South Africa)

Man of the Match: Jonny Bairstow (England)

SA vs ENG 1st ODI: Match Prediction

On paper, England appears to be the more balanced of the two teams due to the fact that they have a strong suit of all-rounders. As a result, England will be the favorite to win this game.

England has been playing exceptionally well, as evidenced by the fact that they are currently leading the standings for the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League despite the fact that they are currently engaged in a series with India.