England vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: Match Preview and Probable XI

Fixture: England vs South Africa, 2nd T20I

Time/Date: 04:00 PM GMT/ 05:00 PM Local / June 23

Venue: The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton

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: Another high scoring ground in England. In the last match here, Nottinghamshire scored 429 runs in the 1st quarter-final of the Royal one-day cup and Somerset almost chased it down falling only 24 runs short.

Team News


  • Mark Wood is not available for this game so Liam Plunkett or Craig Overton are the likely ones to come in for him.
  • Rest of the squad is expected to remain same as in the last match.

South Africa:

  • They are expected to tinker with their bowling line-up. Chris Morris and Morne Morkel are likely to come in. For them to come in, they are expected to drop one spinner likely Tabraiz Shamsi and Dwaine Pretorius or Wayne Parnell seems to be the likely omission for the other bowler.

Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)

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

South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, AB de Villiers (c), David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Mangaliso Mosehle (wk), Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell/Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir/Tabraiz Shamsi, 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 at least 2-3 teams and include few players that I have missed in ‘My Dream11 pick’.
  • Include Eoin Morgan, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, and Mangaliso Mosehle, in other teams.

Captain and Vice-Captain Choices

  • Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, AB de Villiers, Jason Roy, 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.

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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