England will look to get their World T20 campaign back on track against South Africa at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on 18 March after losing their opening match against West Indies.
Eoin Morgan's side would have fancied their chances of winning at the break after posting 182/6 on the board in their 20 overs against West Indies. But their inexperienced bowling attack crumbled as Chris Gayle bludgeoned his way to 100 off just 47 balls, taking West Indies to the target with 11 balls to spare.
England have no time to dwell on the chastening experience, however – lose against South Africa, and the Three Lions will be on the verge of elimination just four days into the Super 10 stage of the World T20. They are priced at 5/4 by Betfair to pull off an upset against the Proteas and get their World Cup campaign back on track.
South Africa were beaten 2-1 at home by Australia in the build up to the T20 World Cup, but remain among the favourites to go all the way in the tournament, given the vast amount of Indian Premier League experience in their ranks. They are backed at 8/11 to get their campaign rolling with a win.
Opener Alex Hales is priced at 5/2 to top score for England with the bat.