Clinical England will aim for another win
England made a rousing start to their T20 World Cup campaign with wins from all kind of situations to all but seal their semi-final spot. With four wins in four games, England have been the team to beat this World Cup and they have odds of 1.48 to add another win when they meet South Africa in Sharjah.
South Africa weren’t deemed to be strong competitors for a place in the semi-finals, but they have exceeded expectations with stunning wins in three of the four matches. The nature of the tournament is such that it might still not be enough for them to qualify, so a win against England at 2.60 will be ideal.
Overall and recent record favour England
While England were never a great T20I side until the last couple of years, they still have a strong overall record against the Proteas, beating them 11 times as compared to nine losses. In 2020 alone, these teams met six times of which South Africa won just one game.
RECOMMENDED BET: Despite the slow track at Sharjah posing a challenge, England are expected to cruise to a win with odds of 1.48.
South Africa will be hopeful that the slow Sharjah wicket aids their spinners against a strong England batting line-up. South Africa’s bowling has been super impressive this tournament and to beat England, they will need the bowling group to step up massively.
Keep an eye on…
Jos Buttler: Fresh off a stunning hundred, Jos Buttler knows what to expect from Sharjah and how to wade through difficult conditions. With the middle-order a tad fragile, Buttler’s role will be massive if England are to put up a good total against a strong attack.
Tabraiz Shamsi: Shamsi has had another riveting tournament and is South Africa’s lynchpin in the bowling attack. His mystery makes him a genuine threat to England’s middle-order. A lot will depend on him if South Africa are to challenge England.
TIP: Jason Roy loves pace on the ball and will get that from South Africa’s quicks. He has odds of 4.30 to be England’s top batter.