The temperature is expected to be 29 degrees, precipitation of 10%, humidity of 60% and wind speed of 13 km/h.
- England T20I squad: Eoin Morgan(c), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Craig Overton, Liam Plunkett, David Willey, Mark Wood
- South Africa T20I squad: AB de Villiers(c), Farhaan Behardien, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Mangaliso Mosehle, Chris Morris, Dane Paterson, JJ Smuts, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Imran Tahir, Dwaine Pretorius, Morne Morkel, JJ Smuts
The England batting will depend on Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Jason Roy. Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan will be expected to lead the side from the front. A lot of senior players are missing from the squad specially Ben Stokes, Joe Root are not in the squad and the bench strength of the England team will definitely be tested. Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler will be the batsmen on which the bulk of run scoring will depend on. AB de Villiers, Farhaan Behardein, David Miller, Chris Morris will be the key men for the Proteas to do the job with the bat. The South African team is also a young team with quite a few new names. The likes of Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plesis, Hashim Amla are not there and so a lot will rely on experienced David Miller, AB de Villiers to hold the innings together. Overall the England team will have the edge due to home conditions.
England bowling constitutes of Liam Plunkett, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Mark Wood mainly. Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett have been quite brilliant for England in recent times. South Africa on the other hand have Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorious, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir as the main players. The South African bowling does have a lot of experience and is really well suited for the English conditions. The South African bowling will have the edge over the England bowling due to variety and experience.
Both the teams England and South Africa have a lot of new players in their squad and are trying to give exposure to their youngsters for the future. Both the teams have quite a few senior and experienced players to mix with the youngsters. The prediction is of England win mainly due to home condition and the winning chances are of 55-45. This was the England vs South Africa, 1st T20i, Match Prediction. Please leave your comments and suggestions in the box below.