England’s long tour of South Africa will begin from December 26, 2019, when both the nations will face each other in the opening Test of the four-match series in Centurion. The English team will also play three ODIs and as many T20s on this tour.
The expectations of England cricket fans will be high as James Anderson is set to make a comeback in the first Test. The 37-year-old will enter the ground for the first time after getting injured during the recently held Ashes.
Proteas, on the other hand, will be thrilled as they will be playing under the new team management that includes Former South African stars like Mark Boucher (Head coach) and Jacques Kallis (batting consultant). Former spinner Phil Jacques has also joined the management as a spin consultant.
Head to Head
- Total Tests played: 149
- South Africa won: 33
- England: 61
- Draw: 55
- 1st Test: December 26-30, SuperSport Park, Centurion (08:00 GMT) (01:30 PM IST)
- 2nd Test: January 3-7, Newlands, Cape Town (08:30 GMT) (02:00 PM IST)
- 3rd Test: 16-20, St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth (08:00 GMT) (01:30 PM IST)
- 4th Test: 24-28, The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (08:00 GMT) (01:30 PM IST)
- India & Subcontinent – Sony Six, Sony Six HD
- UK – Sky Sports Cricket
- South Africa – SuperSport
- USA – Willow TV
SonyLiv and SuperSport Live
England’s Test Squad:
Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
South Africa’s Test Squad:
Faf du Plessis (c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Pieter Malan, Aiden Markram, Zubayr Hamza, Anrich Nortje, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second, Rassie van der Dussen.