New-look South Africa will be looking to put up a strong show against World Champions England in the upcoming three-match one-day series that is slated to begin from 4th February. The home side was completely outplayed by England in the recently concluded four-match Test series. England managed to win the series by 3-1 margin and retain Basil D’Oliviera Trophy.
New-captain Quinton de Kock will be hoping that the new players can bring positive energy and enthusiasm to the national side. Uncapped players like Lutho Sipamla, Bjorn Fortuin, Janneman Malan, JJ Smuts and Kyle Verreynne are new additions to the limited-overs squad for South Africa. Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada have been rested for the three-match one-day series.
On the other hand, England will be confident of doing well after their historic maiden World Cup win on home soil last year The visitors have announced their squad and have picked new faces like Matthew Parkinson, Saqib Mahmood, Tom Banton and Sam Curran for one-day series. Experienced middle-order batsman Eoin Morgan will lead the side for South Africa vs England 2020 ODI Series.
Here are some of the key stats related to South Africa vs England 2020 ODI Series
2009 was the last time England won a bilateral one-day series against South Africa. England lost previous one-day series played in South Africa in 2016.
60 matches have been played between South Africa and England in one-day cricket. South Africa have certainly had the advantage with 29 victories to their name while England have managed to come out top on 27 occasions. One game has ended in a tie. Three matches have ended in no-result.
2 centuries for South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock against England in one-day cricket. He has an excellent record against England and is averaging 66.37 with the bat.
93 runs needed by Opener Quinton de Kock to complete 5000 runs for South Africa in one-day internationals. He currently has scored 4907 runs in 115 matches at an average of 45.01 with 14 centuries to his name.
144 runs required by England’s premier batsman Joe Root to complete 6000 runs in one-day internationals. Root currently has scored 5856 runs in 143 one-day matches at an average of 51.36 with 16 centuries to his name.
139 runs required by England opener Jonny Bairstow to complete 3000 runs in limited-overs cricket. Bairstow has accumulated 2861 runs in 74 one-day matches at an average of 47.68 with nine centuries to his name
7 wickets needed by England pace bowler Chris Jordan to complete 50 wickets in one-day cricket. Jordan currently has taken 43 wickets in 31 matches at an average of 35.37.
7 wickets needed by England Leg-spinner Adil Rashid to complete 150 wickets in one-day internationals. Rashid has claimed 143 wickets in 99 matches at an average of 31.79.
8 wickets needed by England medium-pace bowler Chris Woakes to complete 150 wickets in one-day cricket. Woakes currently has taken 142 wickets in 99 one-day matches at an average of 30.47.
9 wickets required by South African pace bowler Lungi Ngidi to complete 50 wickets in limited-overs crickets. Ngidi has taken 41 wickets in 22 matches at an average of 23.09.