South Africa Tour to England 2017
South Africa all set to tour England almost after five years. The Proteas led by Graeme Smith were victorious in the Test series played back then as visitors won the three-match series by 2-1. England have seen changes in the squad from that series as Joe Root will lead the England team in his first series as captain while Alastair Cook will continue to resume his duties as an opener.
South Africa also has gone transformation as Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis and Mark Boucher are retired from the game. AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn are out of the series due to personal reasons while Vernon Philander is a doubtful starter for the side. Faf du Plessis has been fabulous as the captain of the Test side as he has led them to victories in Australia and New Zealand. Dean Elgar and Stephen Cook have been good for the side as an opening combination. Hashim Amla has been modest in the format for last two years.
Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier will form the pace attack while Chris Morris and Dwaine Pretorius are added to the squad as reserve bowlers for the four-match series. Keshav Maharaj has been frontline spinner for South Africa and was instrumental in South Africa’ series in New Zealand.
England will have plenty of options at the top with Haseeb Hameed, Keaton Jennings and Sam Billings to form an opening combination with Alastair Cook. Joe Root is a world-class player and will shoulder extra responsibility of leading the side in the four-match series. Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes have superb to say the least in the last two years for England. Chris Woakes has been wonderful as third-seamer. James Anderson and Stuart Broad are one of the finest fast bowling pairs of all-time in the game of cricket.
South Africa Vs England Schedule
1st ODI – South Africa vs England
Wednesday, May 24, 2016 at 13:00 GMT
2nd ODI – South Africa vs England
Saturday, May 27, 2017 at 10:00 GMT
3rd ODI– South Africa vs England
Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:00 GMT
1st T20 – South Africa vs England
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 17:30 GMT
2nd T20 – South Africa vs England
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 16:00 GMT
3rd T20 – South Africa vs England
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 13:30 GMT
1st Test – South Africa vs England
Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:00 GMT
2nd Test – South Africa vs England
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:00 GMT
3rd Test – South Africa vs England
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:00 GMT
4th Test – South Africa vs England
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 10:00 GMT