South Africa will kickstart their season against England with a T20 series, first of which will be played at the picturesque Newlands, in Cape Town on November 27.
The pandemic just won't slide down it seems as two South African cricketers have tested positive for COVID-19. But that is unlikely to stop the series from happening as two strong teams would collide at the Newlands on Friday. After the blistering season of the Indian Premier League, a lot many internationals will be seen in action during this series from both teams. Quinton de Kock and Eoin Morgan, two fairly young skippers will look to make a winning start to their campaign. While the two teams gear up for an enthralling series, I have assorted three of the best team markets for you guys to bet on from the first T20 international of the series.
You must be thinking I have completely lost it and therefore I am backing the host in this forthcoming fixture against England. If I did not have enough reasons, I would not have asked you to follow my lead in this case! The two teams have collided on 17 occasions in the past and South Africa have emerged victorious 9 times leaving 8 wins for England. South Africa and England have played two T20 internationals at the Newlands, Cape Town, and the hosts have won both the encounters. England have played four T20 internationals at this venue, and they have ended up losing three of them, winning just one, which means they have a win percentage of just 25% at this venue at this particular format of the game. Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 2.20 for South Africa to clinch a victory against the Three Lions in the first T20 of the series on Friday and considering the stats, I am going for it and so should you!
Yet again I have quite a market for you to mint money and trust me when I say this, you are not going to be disappointed after you go through this statistical analysis of mine. Both teams have plenty of big hitters in their ranks but it looks like the scale is slightly heavier on the side of the hosts. In the last three head-to-head encounters between South Africa and England, the former smashed 33 sixes compared to the latter's 32 hits. In the two matches played at the Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa have clobbered 8 sixes whereas England could manage to clear the boundary ropes only 5 times. South Africa have managed to clatter 10 sixes in their last three T20 international matches and, on the other hand, England have their noses ahead, JUST, by hitting 12 of them in their last three T20Is. But since this series is being played in South Africa and therefore the hosts will have the advantage! Bet 365 is offering odds of 2.15 for South Africa to hit more sixes in the game and it should be the case!
Last but not the least, I bring you yet another lucrative market from which you can make almost double the investment! England and South Africa have produced so many thrilling encounters and it remains to be seen how this forthcoming series pans out. But who cares, as long as we can make money out of it right? The two teams have played a couple of matches at the Newlands in Cape Town and in neither of the matches the 67-run mark was breached by any of the batsmen from the two sides. In the last three head-to-head encounters between England and South Africa in the shortest format of the game, only once a batsman could score north of 67 runs, which means once in six innings! Sportsbet.io is offering odds of 1.85 for the highest individual score to be under 66.5 runs and if one has to consider the history and the stats, it is bound to happen!
South Africa to win - @ 2.20 (Sportsbet.io)
South Africa to hit more sixes - @ 2.15 (Bet365)
Highest individual score to be under 66.5 runs - @ 1.85 (Sportsbet.io)