England vs South Africa 2nd ODI Today Match Prediction Preview 100% true free tips by CricFrog cricket prediction May 27th, Saturday 2017. Who will win Eng vs SA 2nd ODI Match?
This is a 3 ODI match series that is hosted by the England cricket board. England beat Africa by 72 runs in the 1st ODI match of their 3 match series, but “it was not yet time to get too much excited”, said Moeen Ali ahead of the 2nd encounter, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Saturday, May 27.
Part of England’s careful approach is because of this series, while necessary in itself, is a warm-up of sorts for the Champions Trophy 2017, the remarkably big prize & also because the last time the two teams played in a bilateral one-day series. As 2 seasons ago the African team bounced back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at their home ground. That will be on the perception of the home side as it points to stitch up the ODI series with one match left to play against the Number 1 ODI team in the Cricket world.
Another main aspect is going to disturb the England team which is Ben Stokes’s fitness will be a point of attention for England. Ben Stokes sustained a knee injury during the 1st ODI at Headingley & though he joined the action during SA’s chase, he was not bowled a single bowl keeping the facts and situation in mind.
With the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 starting from June 1 with the England vs Bangladesh fixture, it remains to be seen that how the home side uses Ben Stokes, who recently won the great award of most valuable player at the IPL 2017, in the remaining matches of the ongoing series.
Moeen Ali, meanwhile, is one of the prominent players in the England team & it was his great 77 runs off just 51 balls not out & 117-run stand for the sixth wicket with the England’s skipper Eoin Morgan, who made brilliantly 107 runs off 93 balls, that helped the England team to put the game beyond the SA reach.
England’s attempt at Headingley, however, was not just about Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali. Alex Hales continued his regular form from the domestic matches &and the series against the Ireland. In the bowling department of England, Woakes, fresh after a successful time with KKR in IPL, led the way with returns of 4/38. Rashid, too, chipped in with 2 wickets & Liam Plunkett managed an economy rate of 4.66 as Africa had little to take away from the game apart from Amla & du Plessis’s good half-centuries.
SA will also expect its bowlers lift themselves. Missing to adjust to the slope, Rabada bowled 3 no balls & conceded 63 runs in nine overs which is too much for the great bowler like Rabada, while Tahir bowled nine overs and remains wicketless for 68 runs. As if that was not serious enough, the Africa’s skipper ABD & his teammates had to convulse up a fine for the slow over-rate.
ABD mentioned after the match that while SA failed to bat to its potential, it was not a cause for concern. The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 remains the important deal & de Villiers will expect all his teammates get into their forms in time for that.
South Africa head-to-head record vs England
Overall Matches: Played 57, won 28, lost 25, no result 3
In England: Played 23, won 7, lost 14, 2 no result
Who Will Win England vs South Africa 2nd ODI Today Match Prediction
Who Will Win England vs South Africa 2nd ODI TOSS – Eng
Who Will Win England vs South Africa 2nd ODI MATCH – SA
England ODI Squad
EJG Morgan (Captain), MM Ali, JM Bairstow, JT Ball, SW Billings, JC Buttler (Keeper), AD Hales, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JE Root, JJ Roy, BA Stokes, DJ Willey, CR Woakes, MA Wood.
South Africa ODI Squad
AB de Villiers (Captain), HM Amla, F Behardien, Q de Kock (Keeper), JP Duminy, F du Plessis, Imran Tahir, KA Maharaj, DA Miller, M Morkel, CH Morris, WD Parnell, AL Phehlukwayo, D Pretorius, K Rabada