South Africa will take on England in the first T20I at Buffalo Park in East London tonight
South Africa lost the Test series by 3-1 but in the ODIs they made good come back and drew it and were also the better side than England. Now they will look to transfer that form into this T20I series that starts tonight.
As T20 World Cup is coming both South Africa and England will take this series seriously and it's a good opportunity for new players to grab it with both hands. South Africa has an inexperienced side and they will be dependent on captain Quinton de Kock, David Miller, and veteran Dale Steyn.
On the other hand, England is a team of star players like Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan, Jason Roy, and Jonny Bairstow and they all will be eager to perform against this inexperienced South African side.
All the major stats and facts ahead of the first T20I between South Africa and England in East London
Head to Head :
T20Is - 15
South Africa won - 8
England won - 6
No results - 1
T20I record at Buffalo Park, East London -
South Africa - 1 win and 1 loss in 2 matches
England - Didn't play
1 - Dale Steyn needs 1 more wicket to go past Imran Tahir's tally of 61 wickets and become leading wicket-taker for South Africa in T20I cricket.
50 - Quinton de Kock is just 4 dismissals away from completing 50 dismissals as wicketkeeper in T20I cricket.
100 - Eoin Morgan needs 4 more sixes to become the first England player to hit 100 sixes in T20I cricket.
200 - This will be the 200th T20 match of Jason Roy's career and he also needs 2 more sixes to complete 200 sixes in this format.
250 - This will be the 250th T20 match for Jos Buttler. He has scored 5708 runs in 249 matches with 39 fifties.
300 - David Miller also needs 4 more sixes to achieve the milestone of 300 sixes in T20 cricket.