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Editor’s Pick: England - South Africa - TEST III

Welcome to the third test match between England and South Africa. This is a four test series where the teams are currently placed on equal footing. Both teams have won one match each. South Africa came back hard after the first match loss and made up for the 211-run margin. South Africa thrashed the British by a massive 340 runs to tie the test series 1-1.
The South Africans, sure of a victory, declared and took England on by the horns. Facing a target of 474, England’s batting toppled and crumbled in an embarrassing way to let the Proteans walk away with the game on a platter.
The match tomorrow takes place at the Oval.
Let’ consider one possible lineup

Tom Westly along with Toby Roland enters the match finally. Mark Wood is out. Heel injury. Steven Finn is a backup. Dawid Malan might enter at the last minute depending on the pitch conditions. It rained today at the Oval. So yes. Rain also plays a crucial role in the series. It is England after all.

Batsmen
Joe Root
Faf Du Plesis
Alastair Cook
Hashim Amla
Dean Elgar
Bowlers
Mome Morkel
Andile Phehlukway  
Kagiso Rabada
Stuart Broad
Wicket-Keeper
Quinton De Kock
Jonny Bairstow

What do you think?

Indu

P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!



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Editor's Pick: England - South Africa (TEST)

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.
GS Ballance Dean Elgar Hashim Amla Alastair Cook Joe Root
Kagiso Rabada Mark Wood Morne Morkel