Jos Buttler of England (C) leads his team off the field after their victory in the ICC Men's T20 Cricket World Cup West Indies & USA 2024 match between Namibia and England at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on June 15, 2024 in Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda.

On Friday, June 21, England and South Africa will face off in a crucial 2024 T20 World Cup Super Eights match at the Daren Sammy Stadium in Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.

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England v South Africa, Super Eights

Where: Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

When: June 21, 10:30 am local time

England and South Africa will meet in a Super Eights clash of this World Cup in Saint Lucia on Friday. Since this has been the best batting track at the 2024 T20 World Cup so far, heavy run-scoring can be expected.

England, peaking at the right time, are looking ominous for the opposition. They were on the brink of a group-stage elimination at one stage but have not looked back since annihilating Oman in a record chase. The defending champions’ convincing win against the West Indies in the first Super Eights fixture was a near-perfect performance for them.

South Africa are yet to lose in the tournament, but , their campaign hasn’t been as smooth as the points table shows. The results against Bangladesh, the Netherlands and Nepal in the previous round could have gone against them, but they managed to hold their nerves to win all. They started their Super Eights stage with a win against co-hosts USA.

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ENG vs SA: Who are the key players?

Phil Salt

Given the batting-friendly surface, expect Salt to go all guns blazing from the word go. His 47-ball 87 not out against the West Indies will give him confidence.

Jofra Archer

Archer has been the pick of the bowlers for England at this World Cup, with six wickets at an average of 16.83 while going at only 6.58 an over.

Heinrich Klaasen

Klaasen will be useful in maximising the advantage in the middle overs against England’s spin duo of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid, both of whom squeezed the run rate against West Indies.

ENG vs SA team news


England are likely to remain unchanged.

South Africa

Ottniel Baartman, benched against the USA, may return in place of Tabraiz Shamsi.

ENG vs SA: Predicted playing 11


Phil Salt, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram (c), Tristan Stubbs, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ottneil Baartman

Pitch report and ground conditions

Saint Lucia has been by far the best track to bat on in this World Cup. The four matches here have seen first-innings scores of 180, 201, 218 and 180.  The boundary dimensions here are uneven, with an almost 10-metre difference between the square boundaries (63m versus 72m). There is no rain expected during the match in St Lucia.

Team form (latest first)

England: WWWLW

South Africa: WWWWW

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