England and South Africa will lock horns in the second T20I at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Thursday, July 28. England won the first match by 41 runs on Wednesday. The hosts posted 234 runs for the loss of six wickets on the board courtesy 53-ball 90 from Jonny Bairstow and a 16-ball fifty - England's quickest in T20I cricket - by Moeen Ali. After the top-order collapse a 28-ball 72-run knock from Tristan Stubbs saw South Africa reach 193/8 at the end of 20 overs. Opener Reeza Hendricks (57) was the only South Africa player to score over 25 runs in the match. The two teams have played a total of 23 T20I matches against each other. England have won 12 matches, two more than the Proteas. David Miller is leading the South African team in the 3-match series. As we gear up for the 2nd T20I , I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the ENG vs SA 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan and Quinton de Kock are my top three player betting tips for the ENG vs SA 2nd T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
England batsman Jonny Bairstow scored 90 runs off 53 balls in the first T20I on Wednesday. His innings consisted of three fours and eight sixes. The star batter was representing England in the T20I format for the first time after November 2021. Overall, the 32-year-old has played 62 T20I matches and scored 1190 runs at an average of 26.44 and strike rate of 135.84. He has as many as seven fifties to his name in the format. In the 13 T20I matches against South Africa, Bairstow has scored 428 runs at an average of 47.55.
The Yorkshire star has been going through a purple patch lately and has scored as many as four hundreds in his last three matches. He failed to get going in the ODI series against India but scored 38 crucial runs to help his team win the second ODI by 100 runs. In the following ODI series against South Africa, he scored 63 and 28 runs in the first and second ODI respectively. The right-hand batter did not get a chance to bat in the rain-marred third ODI. The blazing 90-run knock is expected to boost the confidence of Bairstow further. We expect Bairstow to score high again in the second T20I on Thursday. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Jonny Bairstow to score over 22.5 runs from the ENG vs SA 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Ahead of the first T20I, we had predicted that Dawid Malan would score over 26.5 runs and he did not disappoint us by scoring 43 off just 23 balls. His innings consisted of four sixes and a four. Malan, the number fourth ranked T20I batsman in the world, has played a total of 40 T20I matches and scored 1399 runs at an astonishing average of 41.14. 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 six T20I innings have seen him score 43 77, 19, 21, 41 and 33 runs. In the seven T20I matches against South Africa, Malan has scored 338 runs at an average of 56.33. He has a best score of 99 not out against the Proteas. Chances of him scoring high again is really high. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and keep an eye on Dawid Malan to score high from the ENG vs SA 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Quinton de Kock failed to get going in the first T20I and was dismissed for two off four balls, but regardless, we expect the quality batter to bounce back in style in the second T20I. Ahead of the T20I series opener, Quinton de Kock scored unbeaten 92 runs off just 76 deliveries in the rain-marred third ODI against the Proteas. 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 ten matches against England and scored 325 runs at an average of 32.50. In his last six T20I innings against the Three Lions, the Johannesburg-born has scores of 2, 34, 17, 30, 30 and 35. Overall, he has played 65 T20I matches and scored 1865 runs at an average of 32.72. De Kock has eleven fifties to his name in the format. With the series on the line, we expect the senior batter to step up and deliver for his team with the bat. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and keep an eye on Quinton de Kock from the ENG vs SA 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Jonny Bairstow to score over 22.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Dawid Malan to score high (1XBET)
Quinton de Kock to score high (1XBET)