England vs South Africa 1st T20 Highlights Today 21 June 2017

Watch latest cricket highlights today. Watch ENG vs SA highlights of the 1st T20 game played at Southampton on 21-6-2017. Both these teams recently faced defeat in Champions Trophy at the hand of Pakistan. Now they are engaged in the battle for supremacy so as to forget the bitter memories. South Africans performance was quite disappointing in recent tournament. On the other hand, England won all the three initial matches before being thrown out of the tournament by Pakistan. So they must have better treasure of confidence that their rivals today.

Toss: South Africa won the toss and elected to bat

T20 cricket may be the world’s most in-vogue format at the moment but, in truth, this particular series crops up as an anomaly in the fixture list. The next World T20 isn’t until 2020 – fittingly enough – despite long-standing rumours of an extra tournament being shoehorned in for 2018, and as a consequence, these games have been a distant third in the priorities of two teams who will be embarking on a four-match Test series at Lord’s in little over a fortnight.

The names of the absentees for this series are as notable as the inclusions in two new-look squads. For South Africa, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy and Kagiso Rabada have been rested with the Test series in mind, while Faf du Plessis is back home in South Africa awaiting the birth of his first child. England’s omissions, meanwhile, include Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid – four integral members of the team that carried England to the World T20 final last year.

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England have rested the likes of Joe Root and Ben Stokes, and instead have five uncapped players in their squad, all of whom are expected to make a debut at some stage in the coming three games. Liam Livingstone, one of those new caps, is the 10/1 outsider to be England’s top scorer – not a bad shout if he gets, and seizes, his chance early in the series.