England vs South Africa Test Match 2: England will be up against South Africa for the second match of the Test series at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester. South Africa secured a dominating victory by an innings and 12 runs in the first match of the Test series. The key players of the team’s win were Sarel Erwee and the entire pace bowling unit.
Match: England vs South Africa, Test Match 2 of 3
Date: 25th August 2022
Time: 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
Pitch Condition: The second Test match will be played at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester. The pitch at Old Trafford provides assistance to batters based on the last three Tests at this venue. The Pacers may play a key role in the match with the new ball. The average first innings score will be 350.
England vs South Africa – The Squad
England: Alex Lees, Harry Brook, Ollie Pope, Zak Crawley, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Ben Foakes, Jonny Bairstow, Craig Overton, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Matthew Pots, Ollie Robinson, Stuart Broad.
South Africa: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, 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
England will face a do-or-die situation in the Second Test match as they faced defeat in the 1st Test. South Africa skipper Dean Elgar won the crucial toss in the first match and made the perfect decision to bowl first. The excellent pace bowlers bundled out England for 165. Kagiso Rabada grabbed a 5-wicket haul in the 1st innings. Ollie Pope scored a 73 and was the stand-out player for England. Coming to bat, South African openers put together 85 runs. Then Sarel Erwee scored 73 runs for South Africa. Now, South Africa will try to seal the series with a second win.
England vs South Africa – Face to Face
England and South Africa have faced each other in 154 matches in Test cricket. Out of these 154 matches, England has won 64 matches whereas South Africa has come out victorious on 35 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: Rassie van der Dussen, Dean Elgar, Ollie Pope.
All-Rounders: Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Aiden Markram.
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Marco Jansen, Stuart Broad.
Captain: Joe Root.
Vice-Captain: Ben Stokes.
Wicket-Keepers: Jonny Bairstow, Kyle Verreynne.
Batsmen: Rassie van der Dussen, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Dean Edgar.
All-Rounders: Joe Root, Aiden Markram.
Bowlers: Matthew Potts, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada.
Captain: Rassie van der Dussen.
Vice-Captain: Jonny Bairstow.
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