T20 World Cup England vs South Africa match preview: Pitch report, weather forecast and probable players list

SA have won all matches played so far; England had a major loss against Aussies

South Africa captain Aiden Markram and England skipper Jos Buttler South Africa captain Aiden Markram and England skipper Jos Buttler

South Africa have emerged undefeated in this T20I season, comfortably winning all the five games they played so far. Whereas England had a major loss against Australia during their group stage. 

The Proteas have not played in Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium since 2010. England, on the other hand, might have an upper hand this time as they are quite used to the conditions of this venue, making the match all the more exciting.

Ahead of Friday’s England vs South Africa contest, here are a few things you need to know.

Pitch Report : The pitch has proven to be batting friendly and has witnessed some high scoring matches in the past. Even though batters will have an advantage, the bounce of the ball will certainly aid fast pacers considering the flat pitch.

Weather Forecast : According to the weather reports, Saint Lucia is expected to experience 32 degree celsius temperature during the day and around 27 degree celsius at night. Chances of rain have been reported to be 18 per cent during the daytime and 43 per cent at night.

England probable player list : Jos Buttler (c), Phil Salt, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley

South Africa probable player list : Aiden Markram (c), Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Tristan Stubbs, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ottneil Baartman

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