England to face South Africa on the 39th Match of the T20 World Cup 2021 at 8 pm Bangladeshi Time Tonight.
There are no quarterfinals in this T20 World Cup, but South Africa has found itself in one nonetheless, in a must-win encounter against England. If the latter occurs, many would perceive it as the same-old South Africa, despite the fact that they have performed better than predicted so far.
South Africa entered the T20 World Cup having won three consecutive series, two of which were against countries that required to qualify for the Super 12 and the third against the West Indies. There was also a tidal wave of administrative upheaval. England's uncompromisingly precise style of play has allowed them to finish three minor objectives swiftly ,their 56-run chase against the West Indies in nine overs being the clearest example and defended effectively on only one time they were forced to, against Sri Lanka.
Despite the fact that their most successful seamer, Tymal Mills, has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury, they remain among the favourites to win, and this encounter allows them to try out a new bowling combination ahead of the major knockouts next week.
England have already secured a spot in the last four, but they will want to avoid meeting Pakistan in the semi-finals by finishing first in this group. That offers them a strong incentive to go for the win, while losing by a small enough margin to guarantee their net run-rate does not fall below that of the second-place finisher would suffice.
England Probable XI
1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Liam Livingstone, 6 Eoin Morgan (capt), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Mark Wood.
South Africa Probable XI
1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Temba Bavuma (capt), 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 David Miller, 7 Dwaine Pretorius, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi.