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South Africa v England Second Test Tips & Predictions

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3rd January 2020 – 08:30

South Africa will be confident after a convincing victory over England in the first Test at Centurion. Surely they will not be too arrogant to think that England was badly affected by a sickness bug and a wearing fourth-innings pitch. 

Surely the hosts do have some problems with injuries. Aiden Markram will not be available for the series after a fractured finger. Pieter Malan should make his debut on his home ground. He will be South Africa’s eight debutants in five Tests. Temba Bavuma will not be available either due to a hip injury and same for Lungi Ngidi.

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Archer might not be available

For England, problems are continuing. Dominic Sibley is the latest to be out of order with a sick bug that is making casualties in the camp. Jofra Archer might also not be available due to an elbow problem. England will need to find a way to get a spinner into the XI. Dom Bess seems to be the favourite even though Matt Parkinson is the original pick. Coach Chris Silverwood has kept options open saying that he has no fear to drop the likes of Stuart Broad or James Anderson. Surely now he doesn’t have to do it. 

We should see Ollie Pope return to bat at No. 6. This means that Jonny Bairstow’s recall is well over. England’s middle-order looks significantly more solid with the Surrey man there. Finally, it also looks that Joe Denly is finding his feet on the high wire.

Fortress Newlands

Newlands has delivered some fair wickets over the years. Last January, Pakistan had the opportunity to bat first and put South Africa under some sort of pressure. It never happened though with South Africa that prevailed by nine wickets.

Root’s decision to bowl first at Centurion is impossible to explain. Either he lost his mind for that moment or he was very worried about his team’s batting. 

If South Africa bats first, they should make England pay. Newlands is even more of a fortress compared with Centurion as the hosts have lost just once in 10 years. South Africa to get a 2-0 looks a solid option. 

England top bats look interesting

Dean Elgar and Faf Du Plessis have terrific records at Newlands with the first that has accumulated 586 in nine and Du Plessis 612 over same number of games. 

Looking at England, Root is the favourite for top England runscorer in the first innings. He is available at 11/4 and doesn’t appeal us. Rory Burns, for instance, he is available at 7/2. Pope at 8/1 looks extremely valuable and even Denly’s stickability improvements make the 5/1 looks generous.

South Africa to win at 2.00

Our First Verdict: South Africa To Win

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