England vs South Africa 1st ODI Today Match Prediction Preview 100% true & perfect free tips by CricFrog cricket prediction May 23rd, Wednesday 2017. Who will win Eng vs SA today ODI Match?
This is a 3 ODI match series that is hosted by the England cricket board. SA find themselves in a uniquely comfortable position ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy which is beginning next week. Not only do they have 2 warm-up matches against the county sides under the belt, but they get to play 3 ODI matches against England before the Champions trophy. None of the matches will be played at any of the ICC Champions Trophy venues, but it is a solid chance for the players who have not toured the country before to get used to the pitch conditions.
From SA’s 15 players squad, 6 have never played in the international event of any kind in England conditions. A few have been on visits with the side A & others have some experience in county cricket, but for a big chunk of the squad, this is a completely new experience. That is not a wrong thing. The combination of youth & experience means there is enough wide eyed awe to still get confusing about all this ICC tournament stuff & the ODI series against England is simply an appetiser to the main program.
But the Africans to have one load to bare. Since the beginning of the 2015 year, SA has a much better win/lose ratio of any other international team in the ODI format. Going into this 3 match giddy-up, then, that would make them favourites. England have won their last 3 home ODI series that was against Ireland, Pakistan & Sri Lanka but have won just 4 out of their last 10 at home. It does not mean that they can be written off, but it does mean that there is no need to be overly threatened.
South Africa head-to-head record vs England
Overall Matches: Played 56, won 28, lost 24, no result 3
In England: Played 22, won 7, lost 13, 2 no result
Who Will Win England vs South Africa 1st ODI Today Match Prediction
Who Will Win England vs South Africa 1st ODI TOSS – SA
Who Will Win England vs South Africa 1st 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