England and South Africa meet in the third and final Twenty20 match of this series on Wednesday when they meet at Edgbaston.
With South Africa 1-0 up in the series, England will know that they cannot win, but will be going all out of the victory in this match to build momentum for the T20 World Cup which takes place later in the month.
In truth, that will be both sides main focus now and they could use this as a warm-up match for the tournament in Sri Lanka – experimenting with the team and seeing if any areas need strengthening.
Stuart Broad will be the man who captains the England side in this one and he will want to lead by example with the ball. Broad is not the most experienced captain, so will be desperate to show that he is capable of leading the side to victory here.
The Three Lions have been very impressive in all forms of the game over recent years, but have hit a dip in form at the moment. It is now Broad and Andy Flower’s job to re-install confidence in the squad and get their tactic right – which should deliver success.
As for South Africa, they are a team full of confidence and momentum at the moment after a fantastic summer so far.
AB de Villiers will be hoping that his team have hit their peak just in time for the World T20 and will know how important a result is here to keep the spirits in the camp very high. If they can manage that, then the Proteas will be a force to be reckoned with in Sri Lanka.
England are then being offered at 11/10 to level the series.
Looking at the odds for the T20 World Cup at this early stage, the Proteas are at 6/1, whilst England can be backed at 15/2 with Blue Square.