Watch England v South Africa 1st T20 Cricket Match Highlights Today, Friday 19th Feb 2016. After South Africa cricket team loss of test series and a great victory of ODI series now t20 series will start from today (Friday 19th February 2016) against England.
Two t20 matches will be played in this series and these matches are specially for ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2016 in India teams preparation and assembling the great performed players from these days in both countries cricket teams squads. South Africa team will play these two T20 matches and then South Africa will play three more t20 matches against Australia from 4 to 9 March 2016 that means they have five matches to play in the shortest form of the cricket and then they may find their finest team for ICC T20 World Cup 2016.
If Hashim Amla will not play t20 matches AB de Villiers will be the opener with Quinton de Kock. David Miller will be played at the space of Rilee Rossouw, David Wiese and Chris Morris should play to form part of a strong pace pack while Imran Tahir could be the sole spinner.
Eoin Morgan has said England will play their strongest team in preparation for the World T20, so it looks as if James Vince – Man of the Series against Pakistan last time out – will have to make way. Vince, Sam Billings, and Chris Woakes played the warm-up match in Paarl but Root, Ben Stokes, and Moeen Ali are set to return after a brief rest following full involvement in the Tests and ODIs. England skipped practice on Thursday in an attempt to stay fresh towards the end of a long tour.
The pitch is the same one that was used for Sunday’s ODI, with the difference being that it will be used under lights this time. Du Plessis expects that it could crack up a bit. The bad news is that rain is in the air, with a 50% chance of showers after 5 pm.
South Africa team: 1 AB de Villiers, 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Faf du Plessis, 4 JP Duminy, 5 Farhaan Behardien, 6 David Miller, 7 David Wiese, 8 Chris Morris, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Kyle Abbott, 11 Imran Tahir
England team: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 Adil Rashid, 10 David Willey, 11 Reece Topley