03.12.20 20:52

Joy of Six – South Africa v England 1st ODI Odds Picks


After a Twenty20 whitewash, England head into a 50-over series with South Africa in excellent spirits.

Especially as they now top the world rankings in both one-day forms of the game.

They will be without the rested Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, but will hope to have more than enough to make it two series wins on the run in South Africa.

Our Top Odds Pick – England to Score the Most Sixes – 4/5 at 888sport

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England to score the most sixes

We reckon England are going to carry on their Twenty20 form, but the bookies are doing us no favours!

So we’ve looked elsewhere for value, and think we’ve found it in the sixes market.

England’s big-hitters Jos Buttler, Eoin Morgan and Jonny Bairstow hit 11 sixes between them in the T20 series.

And all of them will be itching to face an ordinary-looking Proteas attack that struggled against the tourists.

South Africa have some sloggers of their own, but with England having the much stronger bowling attack, they may well struggle to clear the boundary.

Our Extra Pick – Quinton de Kock to be Top South Africa Batsman – 7/4 at Betfred

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Quinten de Kock to be top South African batsman

Quinton de Kock is a headline writer’s dream, if you work for the Daily Star that is!

He’s also a cracking one day batsman, averaging almost 45.

And with Faf du Plessis rested for this series, de Kock’s chances of nabbing the highest score in this game have gone up considerably.

As captain, he will have felt that 20/20 series whitewash more keenly than anyone in the South African side.

And what better way to get it out of his system quickly than hitting England’s bowlers all over the shop.

Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.

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