England and South Africa met in the T20 format of the game in 2007 for the first time. The World Cup 20 is just around the corner. The matches are starting in a lovely fashion in March in India. The world cup will be day and night tournament under the artificial lights.
The issue of the thunderstorms, bad weather, rainfalls and drizzles have been troubling the One day series this February in this England tour. The English players are used to wet conditions, the rainy and windy atmosphere, the duckworth system also went into their favor in some matches. Even if the rain interrupts the T20 games on Friday and Sunday, chances are a great finish will be seen. The matches are going to fiery no matter what the weather is going to offer.
The star of England is the batsman Joe Root to watch out for. 35 T20 games with an average of 37.87. His role will be very important as he is a leading stroke maker at the top of the order for England. Moin Ali will show up for the world cup T20 because he is being rested for England. Alex Hales with skipper Eoin Morgan will be pillars of batting for England.
Faf du Plessis has become a permanent member for South Africa now. David Miller might come back in the T20s. The two main bowlers for South Africa will be Rabada and Imran Tahir to threaten the Englishmen.
The capetown pitch as we saw in the ODIs has support for bowling and batting. The behavior of pitch will be no different than before in the day / night T20 format. Ofcourse rain will help the bowlers if it falls. The prediction for rain is 50% in the evening when the shadows are full.
Both the teams are in a full passionate mood to win the first game and start off the T20s with a victory under their belt. The exciting match is going to be a thriller for sure. AB and Morgan are taking it seriously at their ends.