South Africa v England 1st ODI tips, odds update, Cape Town
This is WGL’s odds update and tips for the first of three one-day internationals at Newlands, Cape Town, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
England step out in 50-over cricket for the first time since winning the ICC World Cup on home soil last year. They are also fresh off an emphatic 3-1 Test series win over South Africa and are rated hot favourites to continue the streak in this three-match series, before they also play three T20 Internationals.
England will field something of a new-look side, as will the struggling South Africa who are attempting to rebound from a disastrous World Cup and of course the Test series reversal at home.
England and South Africa team changes
The tourists have lost paceman Jofra Archer (elbow) for the rest of the series, while he is also in some doubt for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, superstar all-rounder Ben Stokes, hard-hitting Jos Buttler and paceman Mark Wood have been rested for the one-dayers but expected to play the Twenty20 matches.
With those players on the sideline England will test out the likes of powerful wicketkeeper batsman Tom Banton, who was exciting for the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash tournament in Australia. He is a likely inclusion for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
Leg-spinner Matt Parkinson will also get a chance in the ODIs after being part of the touring party for the Test series in New Zealand and South Africa.
Meanwhile, South Africa have brought in new blood as they have rested captain Faf du Plessis and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, with Quinton de Kock, a standout for the Proteas in the Test series, to lead the side for the first time.
Batsmen Janneman Malan and JJ Smuts will get their chance, along with wicketkeeper Kyle Verreynne, all-rounder Bjorn Fortuin and pace bowler Lutho Sipamla.
“The guys that have come in must learn as quickly as possible. We are here to win, not to just see how things go,” experienced batsman David Miller told Reuters.
“We are playing the world champions, but everybody is beatable. If we come with the right mindset it will be a really good series.”
Read on for our South Africa v England tips and odds update for the first one-day international at Newlands in Cape Town.
South Africa-England limited over series schedule
Tuesday, February 4: 1st ODI (D/N), Cape Town, 1pm (local time)
Friday, February 7: 2nd ODI (D/N), Durban, 1pm
Sunday, February 9: 3rd ODI, Johannesburg, 10am
Thursday, February 13: 1st T20 International, East London, 6pm
Saturday, February 15: 2nd T20 International, Durban, 2.30pm
Sunday, February 16: 3rd T20 International, Centurion, 6pm
Squads for South Africa-England ODIs
Quinton de Kock (captain, wk), Temba Bavuma, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne.
Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Tom Banton (wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes.
England Twenty20 squad
Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.
South Africa v England odds
Head to head odds: South Africa $2.38, England $1.57
Man of the match betting:
$8 Joe Root
$9 Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy
$11 Quinton de Kock
$13 Tom Banton, Reeza Hendricks, Eoin Morgan
$15 Janneman Malan, Moeen Ali, Dawid Malan, Lungi Ngidi
$17 Chris Woakes, Joe Denly, Rassie van der Dussen, Jon-Jon Smuts
$21 Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Temba Bavuma, Tabraiz Shamsi, David Miller, Chris Jordan, Beuran Hendricks, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kyle Verreynne, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran, Matt Parkinson
Top batsman South Africa odds:
$3 Quinton de Kock
$5 Reeza Hendricks
$5.50 Jon-Jon Smuts, Janneman Malan
$6 Rassie van der Dussen
$7 Kyle Verreynne
Top batsman England odds:
$3.75 Joe Root
$4 Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy
$5 Dawid Malan, Tom Banton
$6 Eoin Morgan
$9 Joe Denly
Top bowler South Africa odds:
$3.75 Lungi Ngidi
$4.50 Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi
$5 Lutho Sipamla, Bjorn Fortuin, Andile Phehlukwayo
Top bowler England odds:
$4 Chris Woakes
$4.50 Adil Rashid, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan
$5 Sam Curran
$5.50 Matt Parkinson, Moeen Ali
* Full odds available at Betway.com.
South Africa v England 1st ODI betting tips
Here are the WGL’s selections for the South Africa v Englland one-dayer on Tuesday, February 4. For more information about betting on international cricket fixtures follow the link.
Tom Curran man of the match at $21
Curran was in outstanding form in the Big Bash League in Australia before heading off to join the touring party in South Africa. He was born in Cape Town but it is happy knack of breaking partnerships and getting quick runs which puts him in the frame here for us at a big price. A really exciting prospect along with younger brother Tom.
Quinton de Kock top scorer for South Africa at $3
A class act and was the only batsmen to repeatedly cause headaches for the England bowlers in the Test series. We think he will relish the extra responsibility of being captain.
England to win at $1.57
We normally shy away from such short odds but England’s squad just looks a cut above for this match. South Africa will really need some special individual performances to have any sort of chance.
South Africa v England predictions – 1st ODI, Feb 4, 2020
Newlands is a fortress for the Proteas in one-day cricket; they have won 15 of their past 18 matches at the ground. But this is a side in transition and, Quinton de Kock aside, they are going in with an inexperienced and unproven batting line-up. We think England will win courtesy of a strong, experienced batting line-up.
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