South Africa will go head on with England in the first match of the T20 series, which will be played at the picturesque Newlands, in Cape Town on November 27.
South Africa and England will play out a three-match T20 series against each other on the former's home soil starting November 27, Friday. The last time these two electric sides played out a T20 international series was back in 2019 February and England emerged victorious in that series. South Africa will look to avenge that loss, which they suffered on their home soil and make a winning start to their cricket season. But one has to remember, it is England, and not some random underdogs, therefore Quinton de Kock and co. does have a task up their sleeves. While they gear up for the forthcoming series, why don't you look at the top player markets to bet on from this match, which I have particularly handpicked for you from this game!
Dawid Malan has been quite a revelation with the bat at the top half of the batting order for the Three Lions. The southpaw has gone off to a brilliant start to his T20 career and he has been maintaining that standard that he has set for himself. Malan has played 16 T20 international matches for England and has scored 682 runs at an average of 48.71 including one century and seven fifties. It means, the left-hander has scored 50 or more in 8 out of his 16 T20 innings in T20 international cricket, which is simply incredible! The last time he played against South Africa, Malan ended up storming to a knock of 78 runs from just 44 balls back in 2017 in Cardiff. Malan's T20 career average is 33.02 and has scored just a little under 5700 runs and also has an experience of 210 T20 games under his hat. With an average of 44.50 against South Africa, Malan is expected to be at the top of his game in the forthcoming series as well. Bet 365 is offering odds of 5.00 for Dawid Malan to be the top team batsman for England. I know it sounds risky but it is a risk worth taking and where's the fun without risk in cricket betting!
After a phenomenal performance in the recently concluded Indian Premier League, both with the bat and ball, Jofra Archer will be steaming in hot with those raunchy bouncers at these South African batters. The England speedster picked up 20 wickets in 14 matches in the recently concluded IPL, which is an average of more than one wicket per match. His spell especially with the new ball has been sensational in recent times and he will be equally thrilled to represent England. He has played only four T20 international matches in his career so far and has picked up 5 wickets in those many games. His T20 career numbers are quite good as in 113 matches, he has 144 wickets to his name at a strike rate of 17.29. In his last 5 T20 matches, the Barbados-born England cricketer has added 8 scalps to his name. With odds of 2.10 offered by Bet 365, Archer is likely to give us a genuine victory on Friday when England will take the field against South Africa in Newlands, Cape Town.
Let's get down to the final part of this business where we are going to talk about none other than the South African skipper, Quinton de Kock. If one asks me, who is my current favourite wicket-keeper batsman in the world? My answer will remain biased and it has to be Quinton de Kock! He has played 44 T20 international games for South Africa and has 1226 runs under belt at an average of 31.44. The southpaw was the second highest run getter for Mumbai Indians and the 6th highest overall in the recently concluded Indian Premier League at an average of 35.92. De Kock has featured in five matches against England and has racked up 212 runs at a very decent average of 42.40. Here’s a fun fact - in these five matches, Quinton de Kock has never scored below 29 runs! Bet 365 is offering odds of 1.83 for Quinton de Kock to score over 25.5 runs and it should be done quite easily by the crafty left-handed batsman!
Dawid Malan to be the top team batsman - @ 5.00 (Bet 365)
Jofra Archer to take more than one wicket - @ 2.10 (Bet 365)
Quinton de Kock to score over 25.5 runs - @ 1.83 (Bet 365)