South Africa vs England, 1st ODI, stats for the game

On Friday, January 27, South Africa (SA) will meet England (ENG) in the first of three one-day international (ODI) series at Mangaung Oval.

Jos Buttler (Image Courtesy: England Cricket/Twitter)
By Kshitij Ojha | Jan 26, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


On Friday, January 27, South Africa (SA) will meet England (ENG) in the first of three one-day international (ODI) series at Mangaung Oval. Both limited-overs World Cup trophies are presently held by England. They will arrive in South Africa on Friday, January 27 for a three-match One-Day International series. The Lions were crushed 3-0 by Australia in their previous ODI series, with their batting faltering miserably. Meanwhile, the series is critical for the Proteas, who want to qualify directly for this year’s World Cup in India. They enter this series after a 2-0 Test series defeat at the hands of Australia.

Temba Bavuma will remain South Africa’s white-ball captain for as long as his teammates and management desire. Bavuma, who stated in November that he would not make a hasty choice regarding his leadership future after South Africa were eliminated from the T20 World Cup by the Netherlands, has subsequently had “conversations with the right people and remains dedicated to the role.” If the hosts lose the ODI series, they will have to compete in the ICC 50-over tournament qualifiers. Temba Bavuma will captain the team, and all South African players are eligible for selection. They most recently played a three-match Test series against Australia, in which they lost 0-2. In terms of England, they are in a good position in the World Cup Super League table and will thus easily qualify for the ODI World Cup. They failed to make an impression in their most recent ODI series. In November of last year, England faced Australia in a three-match One-Day International series. They were defeated 0-3 throughout the tour.

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SA vs ENG Head-to-Head

Played – 66, SA – 31, ENG – 29, NR – 5, Tie – 1


Known asChevrolet Park, OUTsurance Oval, Goodyear Park, Springbok Park
EndsLoch Logan End, Willows End
LocationBloemfontein, South Africa
Time ZoneUTC +02:00


Total matches4
Matches won batting first3
Matches won bowling first1
Average 1st Inns scores149
Average 2nd Inns scores130
Highest total recorded195/4 (20 Ov) by RSA vs BAN
Highest score chased169/3 (15.5 Ov) by RSA vs ZIM
Lowest score defended64/4 (9 Ov) by RSAW vs BANW

Players to watch

In the white-ball circuit, Jos Buttler has been a fearsome striker of the cricket ball. With his swashbuckling stroke play, he has wrecked bowling attacks and piled-up runs for fun. The wicketkeeper-batter also demonstrated his batting prowess in the SA20 2023, scoring 285 runs in eight games. As a result, it would not be surprising if he puts on a display in the opening ODI. Anrich Nortje has consistently measured speeds of above 145 kmph and frightened hitters with his ferocious pace. He wreaked havoc in the SA20 2023 tournament, taking 13 scalps in seven games. Given his current bowling form, the speedster can work his magic with the ball against England.



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