South Africa and England will lock horns with each other in the first Test match of the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy 2019-20 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. In this article, we bring you the live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary details of the Boxing Day Test match. But before that let’s have a look at the team news of both sides. South African skipper Faf Du Plessis, have announced their final 12 squad for the game. But the team management is yet to confirm who between Anrich Nortje and Dane Paterson will be picked for the final playing XI. England has been winless so far in the year 2019.
They did not win the Ashes 2019 and they also lost to New Zealand in 1-0. The hosts will witness the debut of Rassie van der Dussen and all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius and the team is not marred by any injuries like the visitors. Chris Woakes and Ollie Pope sat out of the nets while the team sweated it out in the nets at the Christmas Day session. James Anderson who was last seen in action during the Ashes 2019, will also make a comeback in the squad.
Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad and others trained in the nets as they were preparing for the match ahead. Jonny Bairstow who has dropped the matches against New Zealand will make a comeback and needless to say, will look forward to give his best. You can follow live score updates and ball-by-ball commentary of SA vs ENG Test match at LatestLY.
South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Zubayr Hamza, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Dwaine Pretorius, Vernon Philander, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Dane Paterson, Rudi Second, Pieter Malan
England: Rory Burns, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root(c), Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler(w), Chris Woakes, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Ollie Pope, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Craig Overton, Matthew Parkinson, Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Zak Crawley
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