England vs South Africa Prediction: South Africa is all set to play four test match series in England in the month of July and August against a formidable team like England. England had a grueling last year as they were on a big overseas schedule that saw them lose seven test matches away from home especially the massive 4-0 drubbing in India.
he side will be relieved that they will be played at home against South Africa and West Indies this summer and would be looking to make amends for their poor run of form last year that saw not win a test series in eight month period.Their last series win in test cricket came against a Sri Lanka side who are at transition phase with young players looking to make their mark in international cricket with names like Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva and Kusal Perera are promising prospects for the future. The Basil D’Oliveira Trophy is going to be staged between England and South Africa this summer in England with South Africa and England have won twice each since the start of the series in 2005.
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Alastair Cook will be better off as a player at the top order after relieved from captaincy duties from the longer format of the game. Cook will look to shift gears and produce more runs with the willow as his captaincy did have a significant bearing on his averages in the last five years. South African born Keaton Jennings will partner at the top or if Haseeb Hameed is fully fit that he might get the nod ahead of Jennings despite later century on debut in Mumbai for England.
The new captain of England Joe Root will have to quickly assert his authority on the side as South Africa will present a tiff challenge at the start of his reign for Three lions. Joe Root has been established top batsman for England in all formats of the game and it was no surprise when he selected as the man to replace Cook as next captain for the side in test cricket. Root has been phenomenal in the last two years with the bat and been instrumental in helping his side clinch historic win in South Africa in 2016.
Jonny Bairstow has been also been the other batsman besides Root who has been in splendid touch with the bat. He has regularly chipped in with runs and also scored over 1000 runs for England as wicket-keeper. Moeen Ali has proven his credentials as batting all-rounder who can bowl off spin in the last year. Ben Stokes is powerhouse of a talent and has already chipped in credible performances in places like India and South Africa. He was the influential in his side test series in South Africa that included a mammoth double hundred at Newlands, Cape Town against South Africa. Stuart Broad has been impeccable with the ball while James Anderson has been taking wickets upfront despite a string of injuries that kept him out of test matches last year.
South Africa has also been in good shape after losing the series to England at home. Faf du Plessis is the captain of the side as he led South Africa in admirable fashion to their third successive series triumph in Australia.du Plessis has been in good touch with the bat as well in all formats of the game.AB de Villiers is all set to miss this tour of England as he clearly suggested that he needs time to make a full-fledge comeback into the longest format of the game.
AB de Villiers missing from the South Africa lineup will lift England’s spirits as he is such a big player in the format and can be destructive with the bat when on-song at the crease. Stephen Cook has been excellent at the top since his debut against England in January 2016.He has chipped with regular performances and has answered his critics that he is here to stay rather than a one-hit wonder.JP Duminy and Temba Bavuma have also been in top-notch form since this period as Duminy has started to look to more settled in the unit in the format despite his struggles in whites for last eight years.
Quinton de Kock has been top draw for the side and is one for the future as he will achieve greatness in the game as he has done wonderfully well in all the formats from a very young age. Kagiso Rabada is the new premier bowler for the side and has been a leader for team in the absence of Dale Steyn. Kyle Abbott was superb during this time but has moved on to sign a Kolpak deal with English county to forgo his international career citing financial reasons.
Dale Steyn is all set to make his return into international cricket after missing a lot of games for the side in the last two year due to nagging shoulder injury that has sidelined him for almost three series. The legendary fast bowler has taken more precautions and will raring to go against England to help his side clinch their third successive series win in England. Vernon Philander has found his mojo as new-ball bowler and has been in scintillating form this season for South Africa and was the man of the moment with the ball for the side in their triumph over Australia. Wayne Parnell and Duanne Olivier have also flourished as fast bowlers in the format after playing the series against Sri Lanka. Keshav Maharaj and Dane Piedt are spin options for the side.