England and South Africa will lock horns in the first T20I at the County Ground in Bristol on Wednesday, July 27. The preceding 3-match ODI series ended in a 1-1 draw after rain deemed the conditions unfavourable to play in the third and decisive match.
The two teams will look to start afresh when they meet each other in the shortest format of the game. The second and third T20I will be played on July 28 and 31 respectively. The two teams have played a total of 22 T20I matches against each other. England have won 11 matches, one more than the Proteas. David Miller will be seen captaining the South African team in the 3-match series.
As we gear up for the 1st T20I , I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the ENG vs SA 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Liam Livingstone, Quinton de Kock and Dawid Malan are my top three player betting tips for the ENG vs SA 1st T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Liam Livingstone has played a total of 20 T20I matches for England and scored 342 runs at an average of 24.42 and a gigantic strike rate of 154.75. He has hit a fifty but has a hundred to his name in the format. In 191 T20 matches, the right-hander has scored 4678 runs including two hundreds and 28 fifties at an average of 29.07. The 28-year-old got an opportunity to bat in the first ODI against South Africa where he scored 38 runs off just 26 balls. During the third match of the 3-match T20I series against England on July 10, Livingstone scored unbeaten 42 runs off 29 balls as England posted a massive 216-run target which India failed to chase by 17 runs. In the Vitality Blast 2022, Livingstone scored 164 runs in seven matches at an average of 27.33 in six innings.
The Cumberland-born cricketer doesn't have a fancy T20I record against South Africa. In the three matches he has played against them, he has scored 44 runs at an average of 14.66. He has scores of 42*, 15, 0, 6 and 16 in his last five T20I innings. However, we expect Livingstone, who scored 437 runs at 36.41 for Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL 2022, to come good and score over 17.5 runs against South Africa in the first T20I. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Liam Livingstone to score over 17.5 runs from the ENG vs SA 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
In the rain-marred third ODI, Quinton de Kock scored unbeaten 92 runs off just 76 deliveries. Following the IPL 2022, he was part of the South Africa squad for the 5-match T20I series. However, he could manage scores of 22 and 14 runs in the two innings he came out to bat. Earlier, the 29-year-old, playing in his second last match of the IPL 2022 scored unbeaten 140 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He finished the season with 508 runs at an average of 36.28 in 15 matches. He was the third-highest run-scorer of the season.
The Southpaw has played nine matches against England and scored 323 runs at an average of 35.88. In his last five T20I innings against the Three Lions, the Johannesburg-born has scores of 34, 17, 30, 30 and 35. Overall, he has played 64 T20I matches and scored 1863 runs at an average of 33.26. De Kock has eleven fifties to his name in the format. The blazing knock in the third ODI must have given de Kock a lot of confidence and we expect him to score over 35.5 runs against England in the 1st T20I. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET Match and grab the odds of 1.832 for Quinton de Kock to score over 35.5 runs from the ENG vs SA 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Dawid Malan, the number fourth ranked T20I batsman in the world, has played a total of 39 T20I matches and scored 1356 runs at an astonishing average of 41.09. Malan has one hundred and 12 fifties to his name in the format. He looked in fine touch in the T20I series against India, scoring 21 and 19 in the first two matches before slamming a 39-ball 77 which helped his team win by 17 runs. In the Vitality Blast 2022, the 34-year-old scored 234 runs in nine matches at an average of 29.25. Two fifties came off his blade in the tournament. The southpaw's last five T20I innings have seen him score 77, 19, 21, 41 and 33 runs. In the six T20I matches against South Africa, Malan has scored 295 runs at an average of 59. He has a best score of 99 not out against the Proteas. Chances of him scoring over 26.5 is really high. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.85 for Dawid Malan to score over 26.5 runs from the ENG vs SA 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Liam Livingstone to score over 17.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Quinton de Kock to score over 35.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Dawid Malan to score over 26.5 runs @ 1.85 (1XBET)