England vs South Africa

The second ODI of the two-match series between England and South Africa will be played at Old Trafford, Manchester.

England vs South Africa

 After suffering a crushing defeat in the first ODI at Durham, England will return to set up a series decider in Leeds. 

England vs South Africa

However, England will be without the services of Test captain Ben Stokes, who played his last ODI against his home 

England vs South Africa

fans at the Riverside Stadium earlier this week. Stokes announced his retirement from ODIs citing workload management issues. 

England vs South Africa

South Africa, on the other hand, will look to finish the series with a win ahead of the final at Headingley on Sunday.

England vs South Africa

Buttler's career as a permanent captain did not get off to a good start. England's form has improved in the longer formats 

England vs South Africa

but the format in which they were so strong has now become a problem for them. They have been struggling since Morgan left. 

England vs South Africa

The hosts have lost 3 of the last 4 ODIs they have played and now, another defeat will see them lose both the ODI series and 

England vs South Africa

the home match. They have to win this match if they want to survive in the series. We have seen him perform really well in his

England vs South Africa

comeback series against India and we expect no less here. What is England's problem though? Their way? Maybe! 

England vs South Africa

We saw him play very fearlessly against India, which didn't work and now, in the first ODI, when he wanted

England vs South Africa

 to come out all guns blazing, he played cautiously. It will be interesting to see what his role will be in this match.