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England vs South Africa Match Preview

South Africa to take on England in the 39th match of the World T20 Cup on Saturday, the 6th of November. From South Africa's point of view, this match is going to be very important. England have secured a place in the semi-finals, and South Africa needs to beat England by a big margin to eliminate Australia from the semi finals. The match will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.


England have been completely unbeaten in the World T20 Cup so far. Jos Buttler has been a standout player with the bat for England, and Chris Woakes too has been brilliant with the ball. England will have high expectations from Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone or Adil Rashid to take wickets in this match, given Sharjah's pitch which supports spin.

South Africa

South Africa must win this match to reach the semi-finals. If Australia manages to register a win against West Indies, the chances of getting into the semi finals will depend on the net run-rate, and that is where Australia can benefit greatly. Kagiso Rabada bowled brilliantly in the last match and Nortje could be dangerous too. Similarly, Tabrez Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj can also cast the magic of their spin on a slow surface in Sharjah. South Africa's bowling attack lightly is certainly one of the best in this tournament.

Weather Report

The minimum and maximum temperatures at Sharjah will be around 22 and 32 degrees, respectively. The humidity will be around 49 percent with no chances of rainfall.

Pitch Report

Sharjah's will support the spinners. The pitch is slow and thereby it will be hard to score runs. It really slows down as the match progresses but if there is dew, the chasing team is definitely going to benefit. The score above 140 will be challenging on this surface.

Probable Playing XI For England

Jason Roy, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Mark Wood, Adil Rashid

Probable Playing XI For South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (c), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Key Players


Jos Buttler

Jason Roy

South Africa:

Kagiso Rabada

Quinton de Kock

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