South Africa v England 3rd T20 International predictions, odds update, Feb 16
South Africa and England clash in the third and deciding T20 International of a three-match series at Centurion on Sunday, February 16.
Bookmakers have made England $1.57 favourites to win the match and claim the series as they attempt to finish their tour of South Africa on a high note.
England won the Test series 3-1, the ODI leg was a 1-1 draw and we are poised at 1-1 in the T20 contests. There is not much between these sides in limited-over cricket!
This match will be hard-pressed to live up to Friday’s fantastic contest, which finished with South Africa losing wickets off the last two balls to fall agonisingly short. Tom Curran was the bowler and held his nerve superbly under intense pressure.
The weather forecast looks good for Centurion and we expect another absorbing battle, with South African captain Quinton de Kock in blistering form and on the verge of lifting his team to a morale-boosting series win.
“It is great cricket,’’ De Kock told Reuters. “Both teams are playing really good cricket. They came out and fought right to the end and unfortunately we didn’t come across the line. They bowled really well at the death. We can get better.’’
England have of course regained powerhouse all-rounder Ben Stokes for the T20s and he will be better for the run after being less than fluent in his unbeaten knock on Friday.
Read on for our South Africa v England tips and odds update for the Third T20 at Centurion.
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: England 7-204 (20 overs; Ben Stokes 47no, Jason Roy 40, Moeen Ali 39; Lungi Ngidi 3-48) d South Africa 7-202 (20 overs; Quinton de Kock 65; Chris Jordan 2-31, Tom Curran 2-45, Mark Wood 2-39) by 2 runs. Player of the match: Moeen Ali.
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 3rd 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 3rd Twenty20 betting tips
For all you need to know check out our extensive guides to cricket betting. As with all our match previews we attempt to sort out a couple of value bets from the many on offer.
Quinton de Kock man of the match at $8
How can we go past the dashing left-hander after his magnificent summer? We will be one him to be leading run-scorer as well as to be named man of the match simply because he seems to have relished the responsibility of being captain and has been outstanding in the ODIs and T20s. Always in the game. Though it also should be mentioned that Rassie van der Dussen has played well at this ground in the most recent T20s here.
Adil Rashid most wickets for England
The leggie has bowled well in the limited-overs action and his style of bowling has done reasonably well at this ground. He is due and when his partner in crime Moeen Ali is playing well, Rashid usually joins the party. Those two will have a big role in deciding the outcome of this game and the series.
South Africa v England predictions – 3rd T20, Feb 16, 2020
Of course, a series victory is important here but really it’s just another T20 as we count down to the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. Both teams will want bragging rights. We expect another batsman-dominated match and England really should prevail given their powerful batting line-up. But this Proteas team has shown real steel in the limited-over matches so we will try them at the $2.38 given it looks much closer to an even money bet than that. Good punting.
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