ENG vs SA 3rd T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
The IT20 series between England and South Africa comes to a close on Sunday afternoon at the Rose Bowl, Southampton. It has been a compelling series so far with England easing to a 41 run victory in Bristol on Wednesday before South Africa romped home by 58 runs in Cardiff on Thursday. Read on as we preview this final IT20. The game begins at 14:30 local time.
There was plenty of talk that England had regained their white-ball batting mojo after the performance in Bristol but we expect conditions here to be closer to those in Cardiff. England will need to show more discipline with the bat.
South Africa showed a huge amount of character to fight back from Wednesday’s heavy defeat to inflict an even larger loss on England on Thursday. There is no lack of belief in this South Africa squad.
England vs South Africa 3rd T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Sports in the UK and Super Sport in South Africa.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on SkyGo.
ENG vs SA Match Toss Prediction
Both teams have won the toss once and lost the game after choosing to field first. We expect them both to decide to bowl first if they win the toss ahead of this match.
ENG vs SA Pitch Report
This pitch has got quicker as the season has gone on but is still far from a batter's paradise. We expect a par score to be no higher than 180.
There will be rain in the vicinity of the venue in the hours before the game but we expect it to have all disappeared and to have been cleared by the time this match begins. The temperature will climb as high as 25 degrees.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for England vs South Africa 3rd T20 Match 2022
England Team News & Playing 11
ENG Team News
The hosts made no changes in between the first and second IT20s of the series but will be very tempted to bring David Willey into the side to lengthen the batting. The management like to give players and tactics as much time as possible but we expect Willey to come in for Richard Gleeson ahead of this decider.
ENG Key Players
- Jos Buttler- the skipper has produced two short but entertaining innings at the top of the order so far in this series. His strike rates have been 314.28 and 207.14 and he will be determined to post a significant score.
- Jonny Bairstow- the middle-order batter scored 30 runs from 21 balls on Thursday. There will be a nervousness to the South African bowlers for the duration of the time he is at the crease in this game.
- Chris Jordan- the right-arm fast bowler produced an exceptional 20th over in Cardiff. He conceded only four runs but will want to increase his wicket return in Southampton.
ENG Team Form
This England unit are without some of their best bowlers but it is their batting consistency which is letting them down. They have won only two of their last five games in this format.
England Predicted Playing 11
Jos Buttler (c) (wk), Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, Chris Jordan
South Africa Team News & Playing 11
SA Team News
The management gave their backing to the XI who lost in Bristol and picked the same team ahead of their impressive victory in Cardiff. It would therefore be a surprise if they were to change the side, when conditions are likely to be similar to the second IT20, ahead of this match.
SA Key Players
- Rilee Rossouw- after six years away, Rossouw announced himself back at internatinoal level with 96 not-out from 55 balls on Wednesday. He has fond memories of playing for Hampshire and will relish being back in Southampton.
- Reeza Hendricks- it has been a very consistent two games of the series from the right handed opener. He made 57 in Bristol and followed up with 53 in Cardiff.
- Kagiso Rabada- the pace bowler went wicketless in Bristol but got the big scalp of Bairstow in Cardiff. He looked closer to his normal self in South Wales and we expect his improvement to continue in Southampton.
SA Team Form
The win in the second IT20 ended a run of three successive defeats in this format. They are still an inconsistent unit though and a defeat is never too far away.
South Africa Predicted Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Tristan Stubbs, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj (c), Tabraiz Shamsi
ENG vs RSA Team Form in Last Five Matches
ENG : L W W L L
RSA : W L L L W
England vs South Africa Head to Head
After South Africa won in Cardiff, there is only one match between the teams in the overall standings in this format. The visitors have beaten England in two of the last three IT20s between the sides.
ENG vs SA Head to Head Stats in T20
|Matches Played||ENG Won||SA Won||Tie||No Result|
England vs South Africa Betting Odds
The bookies continue to back England, as they have done before the Bristol and Cardiff games. South Africa’s performance in Cardiff has slightly narrowed their odds for this match.
Who will win England vs South Africa 3rd T20 Match?
Jos Buttler and Quinton de Kock are the batters with the biggest reputations on display. However, so far in the series, they have both been upstaged by others.
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ENG vs SA Top Team Batsman
We are backing Jos Buttler, Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow with the bat for England. Malan continues to average over 40 in this format.
Quinton de Kock, Rilee Rossouw and Reeza Hendricks are our batting recommendations for South Africa. de Kock has scored 17 runs in the series so far but will still play in the same attacking manner from the off in Southampton.
Odds for Top Team Batsmen
|Top Team Batsman||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Jos Buttler (ENG)||3.54||3.20||3.74||3.75|
|Jonny Bairstow (ENG)||4.87||4.50||4.50||4.50|
|Dawid Malan (ENG)||4.47||4.00||6.00||6.00|
|Quinton de Kock (SA)||3.79||3.25||3.60||3.60|
|Rilee Rossouw (SA)||4.63||3.75||3.74||3.75|
|Reeza Hendricks (SA)||5.99||5.00||4.50||4.50|
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ENG vs SA Top Team Bowlers
Reece Topley, Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid are our bowling tips for England. Spin bowlers have had success on this pitch and we expect Rashid to enjoy the surface.
Our picks with the ball are Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi and Lungi Ngidi for South Africa. Shamsi struggled in Bristol but bounced back with 3-27 in Cardiff. He should also get plenty of assistance from this pitch.
Odds for Top Team Bowlers
|Top Team Bowlers||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Reece Topley (ENG)||2.39||3.75||4.00||4.00|
|Chris Jordan (ENG)||2.47||4.00||4.50||4.50|
|Adil Rashid (ENG)||2.61||4.50||4.50||4.50|
|Kagiso Rabada (SA)||2.74||3.25||3.40||3.40|
|Tabraiz Shamsi (SA)||3.22||4.00||3.40||3.40|
|Lungi Ngidi (SA)||2.84||3.25||4.32||4.33|
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England vs South Africa Prediction
This is all setup for a classic finale to a series which has seen the pendulum swing strongly in both directions. No one really knows what to expect from the batting line-ups on both sides with England and South Africa equally capable of collapsing or hitting streaks of sixes. We are predicting a very close game with England getting the victory.
England are favorites to beat South Africa at odds of 1.61