Watch England vs South Africa 2nd ODI 2017 Live Streaming, Highlights & Result.
2nd ODI 2017: England vs South Africa
England: EJG Morgan*, MM Ali, JM Bairstow, JT Ball, SW Billings, JC Buttler†, AD Hales, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid, JE Root, JJ Roy, BA Stokes, DJ Willey, CR Woakes, MA Wood
South Africa: AB de Villiers*, HM Amla, F Behardien, Q de Kock†, JP Duminy, F du Plessis, Imran Tahir, KA Maharaj, DA Miller, M Morkel, CH Morris, WD Parnell, AL Phehlukwayo, D Pretorius, K Rabada
England are largely expected to field an almost identical side to the one which performed so well in the first game against South Africa. The one big difference we could see in Eoin Morgan’s squad is the possible absence of all rounder Ben Stokes, who sustained an injury to his left knee during Wednesday’s win.
Although the 25 year old has been cleared for the second ODI, it is possible that England might take the decision to rest him with the start of the Champions Trophy so close. If Stokes doesn’t play, it would likely result in a reshuffle which could see one of Jonny Bairstow or David Willey come into the team.
In the other camp, South Africa are not expected to make any adjustments to Wednesday’s team. The only question is whether de Villiers will choose to bring in Morne Morkel. If the aggressive fast bowler does return to the team, Andile Phehlukwayo is the man expected to miss out.
South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl.
England won by 2 runs.
Series: England led the 3-match series 2-0.
Player of the match: BA Stokes (England)