Pawan ∙ Jan 31 2023, 6:30 PM

3rd ODI: South Africa vs England | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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South Africa and England lock horns in the third and dead rubber ODI on Wednesday, February 01, 2023, at the Diamond Oval in Kimberly. The match is scheduled at 4.30 PM (IST) and 1.00 PM (local time). Amidst the inaugural International League (ILT20), the Proteas clinched this series 2-0 after winning the first two matches in Bloemfontein by 27 runs and five wickets.

Regarding the series opener, right-handed batter Rassie van der Dussen struck a magnificent century (111 off 117) as the home side posted 298/7 on the board in their allotted 50 overs. In reply, out-of-form batter Jason Roy finally hit form to smash a century, but it wasn't enough as Anrich Nortje picked up 4/62 (10) to seal the deal for his side. 

Harry Brook, Jos Buttler, and Moeen Ali struck their respective half-centuries in the second game as England reached a mammoth total of 342/7. Chasing 343, skipper Temba Bavuma slammed a ton while David Miller hit another half-century as South Africa chased down a massive target and defeated England with five balls to spare. However, England's woes in the 50-overs format continued as they lost their fifth consecutive match.

Before the dead rubber gets underway, let us look at the important stats, the best player picks and the best-predicted teams for the fantasy contests of the match.

 Ground Stats: Diamond Oval, Kimberly

The pacers have picked up 132 wickets at the venue compared to the spinner's 27 only. However, the results have been heavily in favour of the chasing sides in Kimberly.

Numbers at the ground in ODIs

Total Matches: 14
Matches won batting first: 3
Matches won batting second: 11
Average score batting first: 229
Average score batting second: 207
Average runs per over: 5.11
Average runs per wicket: 34.22

 SA vs ENG, 3rd ODI: Head-to-Head

South Africa and England have met each other in 68 one-day internationals, with the Proteas winning on 33 occasions and England on 29. One game ended up in a tie and five with no results.

Total Matches: 68
South Africa: 33
England: 29
Tied: 1
NR: 5

SA vs ENG, 3rd ODI: Probable Playin XIs

South Africa Team News

With series already in the bag, South Africa might be looking to give chance to players who warmed the bench in the first and second ODIs. Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks or a bowler might get a look in. 

South Africa Probable Playing XI

Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

England Team News

With series gone, speedster Jofra Archer or Phil Salt may come in for the dead rubber.

England Probable Playing XI

Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone, Reece Topley

 SA vs ENG, 3rd ODI: Top Five Picks

1. Quinton de Kock (SA): Wicketkeeper batter Quinton de Kock scored 31 and 37 in this series as he got starts in both matches but failed to convert them. The left-handed batter would look to sign off the series with a big score under his belt.

2. Rassie van der Dussen (SA): Batting at a crucial number Three position, South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen is the leading run-getter in this series. The right-hander scored a match-winning century in the first game and amassed 38 runs in the next game. Picking an in-form player should be the way forward for this fixture.

3. Aiden Markram (SA): Aiden Markram mustered 13 in the opening ODI and missed out on a half-century by a solitary run in the second encounter. The middle-order batter would be hoping to get a big score as the series ends.

4. Jason Roy (ENG): Jason Roy finally found form in white-ball cricket as he hammered a solid century in the opener. With many youngsters waiting in the wings for a place as an opening batter in the line-up, Roy would be raring to get yet another significant score under his belt in this series.

5. Jos Buttler (ENG): England skipper Jos Buttler has scores of 36 and 94* and is the leading run-getter for his side. With the series lost, he would like to avoid whitewash by playing a captain's knock in the dead rubber.

SA vs ENG, 3rd ODI: Must picks for the match

South Africa

  1. Quinton de Kock - 68 runs in 2 games
  2. Rassie van der Dussen - 149 runs in 2 games
  3. Aiden Markram - 62 runs in 2 games


  1. Jason Roy - 122 runs in 2 matches
  2. Jos Buttler - 130 runs in 2 matches
  3. Harry Brook - 80 runs in 2 matches

SA vs ENG, 3rd ODI: Risky Picks

South Africa: Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen

England: Ben Duckett, Moeen Ali

SA vs ENG, 3rd ODI: Best Captain and Vice-captain choices

  1. Quinton de Kock (SA)
  2. Rassie van der Dussen (SA)
  3. Jos Butter (ENG)

SA vs ENG, 3rd ODI: Team for Head-to-Head Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Jos Buttler
Batters: Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Jason Roy, Harry Brook
All-rounders: Marco Jansen
Bowlers: Anrich Nortje, Adil Rashid, Olly Stone

Captain: Quinton de Kock
Vice-captain: Jos Buttler

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SA: 6 Players, ENG: 5 Players

SA vs ENG, 3rd ODI: Team for Winner takes all Contests

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Wicketkeepers: Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen
Batters: Temba Bavuma, Dawid Malan, Ben Duckett
All-rounders: Wayne Parnell, Moeen Ali
Bowlers: Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Reece Topley, Olly Stone

Captain: Temba Bavuma
Vice-captain: Dawid Malan

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SA: 6 Players, ENG: 5 Players

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