I have been watching cricket for a while now. When it comes to the international matches, my instinct is always to pick the man who has been around a while. For me, experience almost always takes preference. There have been exceptions of course. But today is not that day.
England and South Africa met for a three match T-20 and are now set to face each other for the test series. Having met so recently, they are fairly familiar with each other and will be prepared.
Philander is declared fit to play for SA. Rabada and Morkel have my vote. Dean Elgar will captain if Du Plessis misses the first match ( personal reasons).
England - Hales and Roy will be depended upon. Broad believes he is fit for the match. Joe Root wears the captain’s cap. And he brings in Gary Ballance. England might bring in two spinners along with three fast bowlers for their attack.
This is my lineup for the first test match.
Do tell me what worked for you
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