Eoin Morgan
Eoin Morgan will lead England for the two-match T20 series against South AfricaGetty

South Africa will take on England in the first of the two T20 International (T20I) at Newlands, Cape Town, on 19 February, Friday.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 4pm GMT. Live TV coverage is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

The Test series was won by England comfortably and they were on course to win the One Day International (ODI) series as well after going up 2-0 just after the first two matches. However, South Africa bounced back as they came back to win the next three matches to seal the ODI series 3-2.

The Three Lions team led by Eoin Morgan were left frustrated as they gave away the ODI series to the Proteas. Morgan will once again lead the English side into the T20 fixtures as form, for both England and South Africa, will be key going into the 2016 ICC Twenty20 World Cup in India.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers is one of the most destructive bastmen in the world in the shorter format of the gameGetty

AB de Villiers and David Miller will be the key players for the hosts with the bat. These players can be given a perfect platform to post a massive total if the top order batsmen Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla can provide them with a good start.

England will be looking to avoid a defeat in the T20 series, especially going into the upcoming World Cup in India starting in March.

Prediction

South Africa to win

Betting Odds (bet365)

  • South Africa to win: 8/11
  • England to win: 11/10

Team News

South Africa

Possible XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), AB de Villiers, David Miler, JP Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Kyle Abbot, Imran Tahir

England

Possible XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Plunkett, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Steven Finn