England v South Africa first ODI betting tips & predictions
Four cricket tips you should consider when England face South Africa in the first ODI on Tuesday.
South Africa to win
At long odds, South Africa have to be worth a gamble against out-of-form opposition.
England’s famed batting line-up didn’t fire at all against India last week, with several of their star players looking overcooked.
Aiden Markram to score over 22.5 runs
Markram is a very consistent player, turning the strike over to give opportunities to more explosive players.
He has scored 17 or more in eight of his last nine innings, so a runs line of 23 seems low.
Ben Stokes to score over 25.5 runs
Stokes will want to end his ODI career on a high, so is worth backing to score 26 or more.
He has scored 21+ in six of his last seven innings, beating this threshold in four of them.
Adil Rashid to be England’s top wicket-taker
Rashid missed the series defeat to India and can add fresh impetus to the team this week.
He has gone wicketless in just four of his last 16 ODIs.
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