Morgan keen to chase as ever. Moeen is the man to miss out, never mind a dry pitch, with Sam Curran preferred and his brother Tom coming in ahead of Mark Wood, too. “We feel having an extra allrounder and experimenting with the left-arm option in Sam Curran could pay huge dividends,” says Morgan.
South Africa have left out Anrich Nortje, which is a bit of a surprise, with Linde making his debut and Buran Hendricks’ left-arm angle preferred. “It looks on the dry side so we thought we’d give Georgie a go,” Quinton de Kock says. On the road to the T20 World Cup, he adds: “We’re going to give the guys opp and see how things go. Hopefully, they’ll put their hands up.”
Eng vs SA Highlights today – 1st T20I (N), England tour of South Africa from Newlands, Cape Town Friday, 11-27-2020.
England won the toss and chose to bowl first.
England team: Roy, Buttler (wk), Malan, Bairstow, Stokes, Morgan (capt), Sam, Tom, Jordan, Archer, Rashid.
South Africa team: Quinton (capt, wk), Hendricks, Bavuma, Faf, Dussen, Klaasen, Linde, Ngidi, Rabada, Nortje, Shamsi.
Match Timings: 16:00 GMT | 18:00 Local
Umpires – Allahudien Paleker, Adrian Holdstock
TV Umpires – Bongani Jele
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Shaun George
Match number – T20I no. 1109