After a disappointing result in the Test series, the South African cricket team have their task cut out to deal with world champions England in the upcoming ODI series. The first ODI will be played on Tuesday, February 4, at the Newlands in Cape Town.
Subsequently, the second and third ODI is scheduled at Kingsmead, Durban and the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on February 7 and 9, respectively. Post the ODI leg of the tour; the Proteas will host the three lions in a 3-match T20I series.
England’s talismanic all-rounder Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are rested for the ODIs, much to the respite of South Africa’s new captain Quinton de Kock, who will captain in place of Faf du Plessis.
Matthew Parkinson, post stellar show in the warm-up games, is expected to earn his England cap. Mostly inexperienced, the Proteas will provide opportunities to several debutants.
It will be exciting to see how Lungi Ngidi makes a comeback into the side after a long layoff due to injury.
- February 04, South Africa vs. England, 1st ODI Newlands, Cape Town
- February 07, South Africa vs. England, 2nd ODI, Kingsmead, Durban
- February 09, South Africa vs. England, 3rd ODI, The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Eoin Morgan (captain), Joe Root, Jason Roy, Moeen Ali, Joe Denly, Dawid Malan, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid
Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Janneman Malan, JJ Smuts, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Quinton de Kock (captain), Kyle Verreynne, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks
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