South Africa v England 2nd T20 International predictions, odds update, Feb 14
South Africa host England in the second T20 International of a three-match series at Kingsmead, Durban, on Friday, February 14.
If it’s anything like the first match, won by South Africa by one run, it will be compelling viewing.
Lungi Ngidi bowled a tremendous last over to deny England, after opener Jason Roy had put them in a match-winning position by blasting 70.
Bookmakers have stuck with England as firm favourites to win the match, no doubt based on their powerful batting line-up, while England’s spinner have also proved difficult to score against of late, in the first T20 and the drawn ODI series.
The travelling cricket circus moves to Kingsmead at Durban. There have been no T20 Internationals at the ground since 2016, but it tends to suit seam bowlers who can swing it around a little.
England captain Eoin Morgan bemoaned his team’s lack of killer instinct after they could not close out the first match, and they will have to rebound quickly or risk finishing a tour that hit such a high with victory in the Test series on a disappointing note.
“One of the big things in our change room is that we learn quite quickly from each other,” Morgan told Sky Sports.
“We’re very open and there’s no massive egos around. It’s OK for guys to say, ‘I struggled today, what did you look to do, and how were you effective? Teach me.'”
Read on for our South Africa v England tips and odds update for the 2nd T20 at Durban.
South Africa-England limited-over series schedule, results
Tuesday, February 4: 1st ODI (D/N), Cape Town: South Africa 3-259 (47.4 overs; Quinton de Kock 107, Temba Bavuma 98) d England 8-258 (50 overs; Joe Denly 87, Chris Woakes 40; Tabraiz Shamsi 3-38) by seven wickets. Player of the match: Quinton de Kock.
Friday, February 7: 2nd ODI (D/N), Durban: South Africa 2-71 (11.2 overs; Reeza Hendricks 35no). Match abandoned due to rain.
Sunday, February 9: 3rd ODI, Johannesburg: England 8-257 (43.2 overs; Joe Denly 66; Beauran Hendricks 3-59, Lunmgi Ngidi 3-62) d South Africa 7-256 (50 overs; Quinton de Kock 69, David Miller 69no; Adil Rashid 3-51) by two wickets. Player of the match: Adil Rashid. Player of the series: Quinton de Kock.
Wednesday, February 12: 1st T20 International, East London: South Africa 8-177 (20 overs; Temba Bavuma 43; Chris Jordan 2-28) d England 9-176 (20 overs; Jason Roy 70; Lungi Ngidi 3-31) by one run. Player of the match: Lungi Ngidi.
Friday, February 14: 2nd T20 International, Durban
Sunday, February 16: 3rd T20 International, Centurion
Squads for South Africa-England T20s
South Africa Twenty20 squad
Quinton de Kock (captain), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klaasen.
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 2nd T20 odds
Head to head odds: South Africa $2.38, England $1.57
Man of the match betting:
$8 Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler
$9 Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy
$11 Ben Stokes, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma
$13 Dawid Malan
$15 Eoin Morgan, Rassie van der Dussen
$17 Moeen Ali, Mark Wood, David Miller, Adil Rashid
$21 Joe Denly, Jon-Jon Smuts, Beuran Hendricks, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sam Curran, Dale Steyn, Pite van Biljon, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran
Top batsman South Africa odds:
$3.25 Quinton de Kock
$4.33 Temba Bavuma
$4.50 Reeza Hendricks
$5.50 Rassie van der Dussen
$7 David Miller
$8 Heinrich Klaasen, Pite van Biljon
$9 Jon-Jon Smuts
Top batsman England odds:
$3.50 Jos Buttler
$3.75 Jason Roy
$4 Jonny Bairstow
$6 Dawid Malan
$7 Eoin Morgan
$8 Joe Denly, Ben Stokes
$17 Moeen Ali
$21 Sam Curran
Top bowler South Africa odds:
$3.75 Beuran Hendricks
$4.33 Dale Steyn
$4.50 Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi
$5 Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Sisanda Magala
Top bowler England odds:
$3.75 Mark Wood
$4.33 Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan
$4.50 Saqib Mahmood, Tom Curran
$5 Moeen Ali
$5.50 Matt Parkinson
$6 Sam Curran
$8 Ben Stokes, Joe Denly
* Full odds available at Betway.com.
South Africa v England 2nd Twenty20 betting tips
As with all our cricket previews we have come up with a couple of tips for this match. We found success in the opening match with Jason Roy topping the scoring charts. You can read more about betting on cricket in our extensive guides.
Jason Roy man of the match at $9
The hard-hitting opener did the right thing by the WGL team in the opening T20 at East London and we will back him to go one better and play a match-winning role as England level the series. Roy has his eye in now after the ODIs and first T20 and is a player who can string a few good scores together. We hope he can.
South Africa most sixes at $2.50
We are happy to be on the Proteas simply because of the large disparity in the market. While England have an abundance of power hitters, South Africa are also well stock for power. The likes of de Kock and Miller can clear the ropes without too many problems.
South Africa v England predictions – 2nd T20, Feb 14, 2020
We don’t see this as an exceptionally high-scoring game given the ball can dart around in Durban. The weather forecast is clear, but be sure to check in again closer to the match. We predict England to win this match comfortably to level the series. They really should have won the first match, but can be backed with confidence at the $1.60-odd available for an England win. Good punting.
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