Match: England vs South Africa, Test Match 1 of 3
Date: 17th August 2022
Time: 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Lord’s, London.
Pitch Condition: The first Test match will be played at The Lord’s. The pitch at Lord’s is a well-balanced one for both batters and bowlers in red-ball cricket. Pacers may trouble the batters at first on day one, but later the pitch will favour the batters. The teams batting first have won more matches in Lord’s. The average first innings score is 311.
England vs South Africa – The Squad
England: Alex Lees, Harry Brook, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes (C), Joe Root, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Craig Overton, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Matthew Pots, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad.
South Africa: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar (C), Keegan Petersen, Khaya Zondo, Rassie van der Dussen, Sarel Erwee, Marco Jansen, Kyle Verreynne, Ryan Rickleton, Anrich Nortje, Duanne Olivier, Glenton Sturrman, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Simon Hramer.
England vs South Africa – Performance in the Past Matches
Last month, South Africa beat England in the 3-match T20I series 2-1 and leveled the ODI series 1-1. Now both teams are set to clash again in the 3-match Test series. South Africa is leading the World Test Championship table with 5 wins out of 7 matches they have played so far in the schedule. England, on the other hand, is currently in the 7th position on the table, losing most of the test matches they have played in the last year. But with the Bazball approach under Brendan McCullum, they may be more aggressive in the longest format. Also, England won their last Test match against India, and before that, they defeated New Zealand 3-0.
England vs South Africa – Face to Face
England and South Africa have faced each other in 153 matches in Test cricket. Out of these 153 matches, England has won 64 matches whereas South Africa has come out victorious on 34 matches. 55 matches ended with a draw.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful in any means.
Wicket-Keepers: Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen: Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Rassie van der Dussen, Dean Edgar
All-Rounders: Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Aiden Markram
Bowlers: James Anderson, Jack Leach, Kagiso Rabada
Captain: Joe Root
Vice-Captain: Dean Edgar
Wicket-Keepers: Jonny Bairstow, Kyle Verreynne
Batsmen: Zak Crawley, Keegan Peterson, Rassie van der Dussen, Dean Edgar
All-Rounders: Joe Root, Aiden Markram
Bowlers: James Anderson, Matthew Potts, Marco Jansen
Captain: Jonny Bairstow
Vice-Captain: Kyle Verreynne
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