England vs South Africa, 1st T20I: Preview and Probable XI

Fixture: England vs South Africa, 1st T20I
Time/Date: 05:30 PM GMT/ 06:30 PM Local / June 21
Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
Here we will be talking about the possible scenarios of the match that could help the fantasy players such as Dream11 users to make their dream team better and help them win big.

Weather and Pitch Report

Weather: Rain is expected to stay clear during the course of the match with a pleasant evening.

Pitch Condition: The Rose Bowl have a batting friendly pitch with very little assistance for the bowlers. A high scoring game is on the cards with weathers expected to stay clear.

Team News


  • Jason Roy is expected to open the innings along with Alex Hales.
  • They have a lot of options to choose from in the middle order. Bairstow and Sam Billings seems to be the likely ones along with Butler and Morgan.
  • Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, and Chris Jordan are the likely ones to form the pace trio.

South Africa:

  • Reeza Hendricks and JJ Smuts are likely to open for South Africa with AB de Villiers coming in at number three.
  • Dane Paterson has been named in South Africa A squad too. Their match will start about seven hours prior to this match so check that match to make sure if he will be available for this match or not.
  • Morne Morkel, Andile Phehlukwayo, and Wayne Parnell are expected to form the pace trio with Imran Their filling in for spinner role.

Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)

England: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow/Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Billings, Liam Dawson/Mason Crane, David Willey/Craig Overton/Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood.

South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, AB de Villiers (c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien/Dwaine Pretorius, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Chris Morris/Dane Paterson, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel.

  • At the options where players are separated by slash ‘/’, the first player mentioned is more likely to play.

My Dream11 pick

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Dream11 Tips for this Match

  • The team I have suggested may not win surely, so try making atleast 2-3 teams.
  • Include David Miller, Chris Morris, Chris Jordan, and Mangaliso Mosehle in other teams.
  • There are a lot more good options but quite risky ones as there is no surety of who will play. All 15 options are good and anyone can get a game.

Captain and Vice-Captain Choices

  • Alex Hales, Jason Roy, AB de Villiers, Eoin Morgan, JJ Smuts, and Reeza Hendricks are top my picks for captain and vice-captain (written in the decreasing order of my priority).

Squads (From):

England: Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Livingstone, Liam Dawson, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Craig Overton, Chris Jordan, Mason Crane, Mark Wood.

South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, AB de Villiers (c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Chris Morris, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dane Paterson, Morne Morkel.


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