Cricket Prediction South Africa vs England ICC World Test Championship 03.01

Cricket Match Information:

South Africa vs England second cricket test match will be played at Cape Town. The first test match was closely fought and, in the end, South Africa prevailed to win the game by 107 runs. This series is part of ICC World Test Championship. Currently on the points table, South Africa are at the seventh spot with just one win out of four cricket games, whereas England are at the sixth spot with two wins out of six cricket games. Our prediction is of another tough game for England. 

  • Tournament: ICC World Test Championship
  • Cricket Match format: T20
  • Cricket match time: 02:00 pm IST
  • Cricket match date: 03.01.2020
  • Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
  • Weather: Temperature: 24 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0% 
  • Team A: South Africa 
  • Team B: England
  • Team A Captain: Faf du Plessis
  • Team B Captain: Joe Root

South Africa

South Africa are being led by Faf du Plessis in this cricket series. He would have heaved a sigh of relief with a win in the first cricket game. South Africa had a rough 2019 and they would have been happy to finish the year on a good note. 

South Africa have undergone a lot of changes in their management in the aftermath of a poor World Cup performance and a whitewash in India. Mark Boucher has been named as the interim coach of the cricket team, whereas Graeme Smith has been named as the director of Cricket South Africa. 

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of South Africa’s playing XI:

  • Faf du Plessis
  • Quinton de Kock
  • D Pretorius 
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Dean Elgar
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Zubair Hamza
  • Kesav Maharaj
  • Vernon Philander
  • J Malan
  • Rassie van der Dussen

England

England are being led by Joe Root in this cricket series. England currently find themselves on the sixth spot with two wins out of six cricket games. 

England were good in some parts in their last cricket game. While James Anderson looked to ease into International cricket after staying away due to an injury, Archer looked like getting back into prime form. 

England’s batting remained worrying as they could not quite capitalize on some good bowling effort in the first innings. Rory Burns impressed with the bat, but rest of the batting could not quite live up to the potential. 

Our prediction is of the inclusion of Ollie Pope in the playing eleven. 

Here is our prediction of England’s playing XI:

  • Joe Root
  • James Anderson
  • Stuart Broad
  • Jofra Archer
  • Sam Curran
  • Rory Burns
  • Joe Denly
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Ollie Pope
  • Jos Butler
  • D Sibley

Expert Prediction: SA vs ENG

ICC World test championship has begun to get serious now. Teams have played a certain number of cricket games now and with the final being 18 months away, they have a fair idea of how to reach there. 

South Africa must be feeling a lot better than they did one week back. They registered their first win in the championship in this series. South Africa underwent a lot of changes in their management in the aftermath of a poor World Cup performance and a whitewash in India. Mark Boucher has been named as the interim coach of the cricket team, whereas Graeme Smith has been named as the director of Cricket South Africa. 

England currently find themselves in some sort of a rut. They have become really awful at travelling away from home and it is hard to remember the last time they achieved something significant away from home. The pressure is rising on England’s captain Joe Root to turn around the things for England.   

England’s coach Chris Silverwood has gone on record to state that according to the pitch, they will take a decision on the selection of James Anderson and Stuart Broad. It means that they are concerned about the performances abroad. 

Our prediction is of a win for South Africa. After the win in their last cricket game, they are a much more confident unit. England, on the other hand, need to improve drastically to improve their overseas record. 


Toss prediction? – Our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bat first. As proven in the first cricket game, the chasing will prove to be difficult once again. Hence, team winning the toss is likely to bat first unless there is a lot of grass left on the pitch. 

Who will win? – South Africa

Top Batsman – Quinton de Kock (SA), Ben Stokes (ENG)

Top Bowler – Vernon Philander (SA), Jofra Archer (ENG)

Most Sixes – Quinton de Kock (SA), Ben Stokes (ENG)

Man of the Match – Quinton de Kock (SA)

Team Scores Batting first – South Africa (+350), England (250+)


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South Africa – 2.00

Draw – 7.75

England – 2.30

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