England cricket
England will be looking to bounce back after their defeat to West Indies Getty

England take on South Africa in Group 1 fixture of the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on 18 March, Friday.

Where to Watch Live

Match starts at 2pm GMT/7:30pm IST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD in the UK. Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3 will telecast it in India. Click here for live streaming link.


England come into the fixture after losing the first Group 1 fixture against West Indies in Mumbai. The Three Lions were made to bat first and they managed to score 182 for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs.

In reply, West Indies lost Johnson Charles in the first over and had a good start as they were looking to defend the total. Marlon Samuels' 37 gave Darren Sammy's side the much needed momentum.

Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis will lead South Africa in the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Getty

After his dismissal, it was Chris Gayle who took centre stage and after that it was just one-way traffic. The left-handed batsman scored an unbeaten century, which included 11 sixes, helping West Indies seal an easy victory by six wickets.

South Africa defeated host nation India during the warm-up fixture. They have a balanced side with power hitters and the list includes captain Faf du Plessis (c), AB de Villiers and David Miler, who are capable of changing the course of the game in no time. It should be seen what plan the England bowlers come up with when they face the Proteas.


South Africa to win

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • England to win: 11/10
  • South Africa to win: 7/10

Team News


Possible XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Jordan

South Africa

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