Proteas name unchanged squad for third Test

Ruben Hill
January 14, 2020

South Africa won the first test in Pretoria by 107 runs.

The series is now locked at 1-1 with the next Test starting from January 16, which overlaps with the final day of the next round in their domestic four-day competition, making it very likely that the hosts will go in with the same team barring injury.

"That's a record-breaking five (losses) in a row", Du Plessis wryly noted when England's Joe Root called correctly before the second Test in Cape Town last week.

But it was injury which impacted England prior to as well as throughout that suit, which Root's males won to level the collection, with Rory Burns enduring ankle joint tendon damages while playing football as well as James Anderson damaging a rib.

His place as captain and batsman is under no serious threat but his recent performances have been compared to those of Temba Bavuma, who was dropped after averaging below 20 in 2019? even though Du Plessis was the country's second-highest run-scorer behind Quinton de Kock previous year.

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There have been only three Tests between the sides since South Africa's readmission, draws in 1995 and 1999, followed by victory for Michael Vaughan's tourists in 2004.

Last period, though, South Africa experienced certainly one of their particular many embarrassing house defeats once they transpired to Sri Lanka, just who finished a 2-0 show winnings. "But if they were to look at my style of bowling and think it could be beneficial then my name is in the hat", International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Wood as saying.

The captain scored 25 and 50 not out in what was largely a dismal batting performance against modest opposition.

England spinner Jack Leach is to return home from South Africa on Thursday after battling a series of health issues, including a recent bout of sepsis, tour officials have announced. He also suffered bouts of flu and gastroenteritis which swept the England camp last month.

Meanwhile, Mark Wood said that both Jofra Archer and Chris Woakes are ahead of him when it comes to team selection for the upcoming third Test against South Africa.

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