MUMBAI: The 20th match of the 2023 ICC Cricket World cup between England and South Africa will be played at the Wankhede Cricket Stadium in Mumbai. The match will start at 2 p.m. IST on 21st October.
The England team will be carrying the burden of shattered nerves after an unexpected loss to Afghanistan. Despite being laced with superstars like Jonny Bairstow, David Malan, Liam Livingatone, it's going to be an uphill task for the England team to qualify for the semi-finals. Losing even one match from here will hamper them from going ahead in the tournament. They need to pull up their socks and put up a spirited performance in order to nurture hopes of defending their title.
South Africa has been in red hot form in this tournament so for, barring their loss in the match against Netherlands. The Netherlands game should be looked at as an aberration and moving forward confidently in the tournament is the solution.
Since it is going to be a battle of equals, a 6-5 combination with majority from the England team would be an ideal combination. With Ben Stokes likely to take the field, the ace all-rounder is a given in any fantsy team for this match.
TFG Fantasy Picks for ENG vs SA.
Jonny Bairstow is an ultra aggressive player, who smashes the bowlers in the power play and puts his team in a commanding position very early in the match. A swift fielder on the ground with the capability of a sustainable momentum in the game within a few overs, he is the relevant candidate to have in your fantasy team.
Dawid Malan, a batsmen with fine technique, you do not associate funky cricket shots with this cricketer. A copybook cricketer, he is efficient both off the front foot as well as the back foot and is devoid of any weakness in both styles of bowling, be it spin or pace . Dawid Malan is what you would call a complete batsman in the arena of a World Cup cricket tournament and more then fit to be in your fantasy team.
Jos Buttler is an enterprising wicket keeper batsman, who has two complementing sides to him . He can attack when needed and play defense by being content in taking singles and doubles. He provide the team with stability in chaotic situations and is also safe as houses behind the stumps. These qualities makes him a worthy pick for your fantasy team.
Quinton de kock is a stupendously good batsman with the capacity to tear apart any bowling attack in the world. He can play attacking shots from the very first ball one and plays the game all around the wicketthe moment he settles down. This highly difficult batsman to contain is a must have in your fantasy team.
Aiden Markram, an aggressive opener, eager to play sprawling knocks through the off side, and offering extra dynamism to the side, is a technically spot-on batsman. He plays spin and pace with authoritative ease and his way of rotating strike in the middle overs, creates music. Brilliant to watch, he should be one of the prime picks in your fantasy team.
Probable England XI : Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Chris Woake, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.
Probable South Africa XI: Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj
TFG Fantasy XI