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South Africa vs. England ODI 1 of 3: Can ‘visitors get off to winning start’ in Cape Town?

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England take on South Africa once again on the cricket field, with the two sides beginning their three-ODI series this week.

The game takes place on Tuesday, where the hosts will be aiming to bounce back from the 3-1 Test series loss to the same opponents last month.

The current ODI standings undoubtedly favour the visitors, who sit top of the ICC rankings. South Africa occupy fourth spot, and will be looking to climb the leaderboard with a win in the upcoming series.

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SYDNEY,AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 4: Australian supporter enjoys with a glass of beer in the final Ashes Test cricket match at Sydney Cricket Ground,Australia on January 4, 2014

It’s currently 8/13 for an England win, and 11/8 for a South Africa win.

The visitors will be looking to post a big score in their innings, and boast the likes of Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy to help them achieve. The duo are currently 10/3 to be the side’s top scorer with the bat.

Joe Root is also 13/1, with Tom Banton available at 4/1 and Eoin Morgan available at 5/1.

London, United Kingdom – June 26, 2016: The Victorian-era Pavilion at Lords Cricket Ground which is also referred as the home of cricket in London, England.Tom Curran meanwhile will be aiming to be their most dangerous asset with the ball in hand. He has been given odds of 10/3 to be England’s top wicket taker in the match.

Also in contention are Adil Rashid and Chris Woakes at 7/2. Chris Jordan and Saqib Mahmood will also be looking to impress with the ball. They are currently 9/2 and 5/1 respectively to be the top wicket taker for their side.

For South Africa, it’s Lungi Ngidi who is aiming to be their top wicket taker. He is currently 3/1 to do just that, with team-mate Tabraiz Shamsi available at 7/2.

Both Beuran Hendricks and Lutho Sipamla are also both currently 7/2 to be South Africa’s top bowler.
With the bat, it’s Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks who have been entrusted with producing high scores. The former is currently 9/4 to be the top scoring batsman for the home side, with the latter available at 4/1.

Janneman Malan and JJ Smuts find themselves at 9/2 and 5/1 respectively.

Both sides will be keen to hit plenty of boundaries, but it’s the visitors who are currently favourites to score the most sixes in the match. They are currently 4/7 to do just that, with their opponents available at 6/4.

England’s Roy, Bairstow and Root are all 9/1 to receive the man of the match award for the first ODI. And South Africa’s de Kock and Hendricks can be backed at 10/1 and 12/1 respectively.

The second meeting takes place in Durban on Friday, with the third game in Johannesburg on Sunday.

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