South Africa will be playing against England in their second T20I of the three-match series at Boland Park in Paarl, South Africa on 29th November, Sunday.
The England tour of South Africa is underway, it consists of three T20I's between the teams which are set to conclude on the 1st December, and then they will move to the ODI phase. England is currently leading by winning the first match of the tournament, but we don't know what's in store for the future. These teams have been having T20 matches ever since they began, back in 2007 and they last faced each other at the beginning of the year in the previous England tour of South Africa. I have predicted the best team bets for the match tomorrow, and these are statistically the most viable bets when it comes to these two teams.
The South African openers consist of Temba Bavuma and the skipper, Quinton de Kock. If we look at their last four head to head encounters, we see the following opening partnerships by the two teams.
South Africa: 6, 84, 92, 48
England: 0, 15, 17, 19
Note: I have used 4 matches for relevance as these matches were played in the last year, while the match before this was played in 2017 when both teams consisted of different players.
When we see the numbers we come to the conclusion that South Africa has had a higher opening partnership in every head to head encounter in the last year. The partnership figures for South Africa are better than England, not just against each other, if we calculate the average partnership for South Africa from their last 5 T20I's the average is 31.60, while if we calculate the average partnership for England in their past 5 T20I's, the average is just 13.40 which is less than half of South Arica's average opening partnership. The cherry on the cake is 10cric.com has offered odds of 2.00 for South Africa to win the Highest Opening Partnership and I think this offer is too good to miss.
T20 cricket is known for its innumerable boundaries. When the teams have 10 wickets to spend in 20 overs, the risk of scoring low becomes higher than the risk of losing all the wickets and so we see a frenzy of boundaries in T20 in every game. This is especially true for the matches where South Africa faces England. If we look at the total number of sixes hit in the last 4 head to head encounters they are as follows: 16, 28, 28, 9. I went and checked the last 10 head-to-head encounters and only twice have these teams scored less than 10.5 sixes, while all the other 8 times the total number of sixes was significantly higher than 10.5. RoyalPanda has offered odds of 1.90 for the total number of sixes to be over 10.5 and this bet is a winner.
I have found yet another winning market with this bet. The statistics completely support me in this bet and I dare you to differ. Let's start with the head to head matches, in the last 4 times the teams faced each other, the number of fours was as follows:
South Africa: 10, 15, 9, 15
England: 14, 19, 14, 20
As we can see South Africa has never stood a chance against the precision batting of England when it came to 4’s. I also checked the last 5 T20I's played by both teams and South Africa scored 49 4's in the last 5 matches at an average of 9.80 while England scored 76 4's at an average of 15.20, which is a massive difference. RoyalPanda.com has offered odds of 1.95 for England to hit the most 4’s in the match and I have already put my money on England, have you?
South Africa to have the Highest Opening Partnership - @2.00 (10cric.com)
Total Sixes to be over 10.5 runs - @1.90 (RoyalPanda.com)
England to hit Most Fours - @1.95 (RoyalPanda.com)