T20 World Cup | Team analysis: England vs South Africa
South Africa will need to beat England in their final group game to keep their semi-final hopes alive. South Africa face England in Game 39 of the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup at Sharjah Cricket Stadium and only a landslide victory over England could secure their qualification for the semi-finals.
South Africa and Australia are tied on points in Group 1, with the two teams having collected 6 points each so far. But Australia ranks higher than South Africa because of its higher net ascent rate. Australia has a net execution rate of +1.031 and South Africa has a net execution rate of +0.742. So, for South Africa to qualify, they must beat England and hope that Australia lose to the West Indies, in Game 38 scheduled earlier today. If South Africa beats England and Australia beats the West Indies, then South Africa will need to ensure that its net run rate is sufficient to overtake Australia.
South Africa got off to a bad start in their T20 World Cup campaign by losing their first game to Australia. But the team regained their rhythm and since then have won three games on a rebound registering victories against the West Indies, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
England, however, occupy first place in their group with four wins in four matches, which allowed them to advance to the semi-finals. England beat the West Indies, Bangladesh, Australia and Sri Lanka to become a big favorite in the title.
England’s opening pair Jos Buttler and Jason Roy are in sublime form. Buttler has one hundred and fifty of his two previous outings. Roy scored a fifty in England’s successful pursuit against Bangladesh. Both hitters, if they throw themselves in, can destroy any bowling attack in the world. Much depends on how Buttler and Roy beat.
Due to Buttler and Roy’s dominance at the top of the Order, the Middle Order made up of Dawid Malan, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone and Moeen Ali hardly played a long end. If Roy and Buttler come out early, England’s pace of scoring will slow down.
South Africa’s strengths:
The bowlers have taken responsibility for South Africa. The rhythm duo composed of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje together selected 13 wickets. Left arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has six wickets to his name. Dwaine Pretorius was impressive in his 3/17 spell against the West Indies.
The weaknesses of South Africa:
South Africa will be concerned about the form of opener Quinton de Kock. In the three games that de Kock has played so far he has come back with scores of 7, 16 and 12. De Kock is one of the more senior members of the squad and he expected to give starts. fast to the team, which is not happening at the moment.
Matches played: 22
England wins: 11
South Africa wins: 9
No result: 2
South Africa: WWWWW
Location and conditions
Nine matches of the 2021 T20 World Cup have been played in Sharjah. Five were won by the teams chasing a target, but the last two games won the teams defending the total. The fields have come to life in the last few games. We can expect a high level match.
The evening will be clear. The temperature will be 25 Â° C and the humidity will be 69%.
Tymall Mills left the field halfway through his spell as he played against Sri Lanka. He’s likely to miss the game and Mark Wood is expected to replace Mills in the XI.
No injury problem for South Africa.
Deccan Herald’s Dream XI
Jason Roy, Jos Buttler, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Eoin Morgan (c), David Miller, Moeen Ali, Kagiso Rabada, Adil Rashid, Anrich Nortje, Tabriz Shamsi
Impact player for England
Jos buttler: The opener of England enters this match with an excellent hundred against Sri Lanka. Buttler is just one of two T20I forerunners who have scored over 1,000 and are averaging over 50. South African bowlers will have to come up with plans to contain Buttler or the batter will hammer the ball in. the whole park.
Impact player for South Africa
Tabraiz shamsi: With 34 wickets, Tabriz Shamsi is the second largest taker of wickets in T20I this year. He is number 2 in the men’s ranking of the ICC for the T20I. Shamsi enters this match on the back of two impressive spells of 3/17 and 2/21.