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ENG vs ZAF 1st ODI match prediction 19 Jul 2022

Match date · 19 Jul 2022 · 17:30 IST
ENG vs SA prediction
  • Jos Buttler returned to form with 60 runs in the final ODI against India on Sunday
  • Joe Root has registered two ducks in his last two ODI innings
  • Ben Stokes averages 44.50 against South Africa in ODI cricket
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ENG vs SA 1st ODI Predictions & Betting Tips

England and South Africa will lock horns in the first of the three match ODI series at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street in Durham on Tuesday, July 19. The match will kick start from 5:30 PM IST. England recently lost two back-to-back white-ball series against India. The match will also witness Ben Stokes play in an ODI match for one last time. The star-allrounder made the announcement on the eve of the match. In the absence of regular captain Temba Bavuma, who is injured, Keshav Maharaj will be seen leading South Africa. Adil Rashids have who missed the white-ball series against India, has returned for England. As we gear up for the 1st ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the ENG vs SA 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.

ENG vs SA Player Bet:

Jos Buttler and Joe Root and Ben Stokes are my top three player betting tips for the ENG vs SA 1st ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.

Jos Buttler to score over 44.5 runs

England captain Jos Buttler will aim to start afresh and score high in the first ODI against South Africa on Tuesday. The right-hand batsman has been in good form lately but against India he registered a series of low string scores before finally finding back his mojo in the final ODI where he top-scored for his side with 60 runs. In the 3-match ODI series against Netherland in June, the 31-year-old scored 162 not out runs in the first match and 86 unbeaten runs in the third. In the second ODI, he did not get a chance to bat. In the preceding IPL 2022, Buttler hit as many as four hundreds to score over 800 runs and win the Orange Cap.

Overall, the Taunton-born has scored 4214 runs at an average of 40.91 in 154 ODI matches. He has 10 hundreds and 22 fifties to his name in the format. In the 10 ODI matches Buttler has played against South Africa, he has scored 248 runs at an average of 35.42. The Lancashire star would want to win his first series as the full-time captain of the side and for that he would definitely look to lead by example. The 60 runs against a quality Indian bowling line-up will also give Buttler a lot of confidence entering the match. We expect him to score over 44.5 runs in the match. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.88 for Jos Buttler to score over 44.5 runs from the ENG vs SA 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.

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Joe Root to score under 36.5 runs

Scoring over 36.5 runs in a white-ball is going to be for former England captain Joe Root. In the just-concluded ODI series against India he registered two ducks in three matches. On one occasion he scored 11 runs. The series against India also marked Root's return to ODI cricket after more than a year. The 31-year-old has played 155 ODI matches for England and scored 6120 runs at an average of 50.16. He has 16 hundreds and 35 fifties to his name in the format. Root has played 13 matches against South Africa and scored 594 runs at an average of 49.50. The Yorkshire star has hit two hundreds against the Proteas.

But regardless, the right-hander appears to have low chances of scoring over 36.5 runs against a fiery South African pace attack consisting of Anrich Nortje, Marco Jansen and Lungi Ngidi. Root might score high in the later matches but doing the same on Tuesday looks difficult. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET Match and grab the odds of 1.89 for Joe Root to score under 36.5 runs from the ENG vs SA 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.

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Ben Stokes to score over 25.5 runs

We have reserved our last prediction for England's World Cup hero Ben Stokes who will be playing his last ODI match on Tuesday. The star all-rounder has 2919 runs to his name at an average of 39.44 in 104 ODIs. The 31-year-old has hit a total of three hundreds and 21 fifties in the format. Like Root, the Durham star also returned to ODI cricket for the first time in one year. He was dismissed for a golden duck in the first ODI against India and in the following two ODIs he scored 21 and 27 runs respectively but failed to capitalise on the starts.

The New Zealand-born cricketer has played a total of eight ODI matches against South Africa and scored 356 runs at a very impressive average of 44.50. His last two innings against the Proteas have seen him score 89 and 101 runs respectively. Ben Stokes would like to make his final ODI match a memorable one and scoring over 25.5 runs is very well within his range. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Ben Stokes to score over 25.5 runs from the ENG vs SA 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.

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My Picks:

Jos Buttler to score over 44.5 runs @ 1.88 (1XBET)

Joe Root to score under 36.5 runs @ 1.89 (1XBET)

Ben Stokes to score over 25.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)

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