The 35-year-old has cited a need to take a step back from captaincy in order to help facilitate the emergence of the next generation of leaders within the team under the new stewardship of Quinton de Kock
There is a case for Dawid Malan to be included in place of Joe Denly in the decider. The inclusion of Bjorn Fortuin helps South Africa cover two bases, bowling spin in the powerplay and batting at No. 8 and they are expected to stick to him.
While Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Mark Wood return for England, South Africa welcome back the Steyn gun. With rain not predicted, for a change, both teams will try to play the XI closest to that in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
In the absence of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood, England will be testing their bench strength. This presents a chance for Quinton de Kock to begin his journey as regular skipper on a winning note.
Standard Bank Proteas batsman David Miller, spoke to members of the media about the team’s preparation ahead of the Momentum One Day International (ODI) series against England at Newlands Cricket Stadium on Saturday
Newly-appointed skipper Quinton de Kock will have the onus of curbing South Africa's losing streak in the LOIs against England. Proteas have lost both the ODIs that he has earlier captained the team in.
The Standard Bank Proteas One-Day International (ODI) team will assemble in Cape Town this weekend to begin preparation for the three-match Momentum ODI series against England from 04-09 February 2020.
South Africa have been fined 60 per cent of their match fee and penalised six ICC World Test Championship points for maintaining a slow over-rate against England in the fourth Test match at the Wanderers
South Africa all-rounder Vernon Philander has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day of the fourth Test against England at the Wanderers.
The last time du Plessis scored a Test century was in February 2019 against Sri Lanka in Durban. In fact, his 36 off 123 deliveries in the second innings of the third Test against England, is the most balls he has faced in his last 15 innings.
Rabada getting into the personal space of Joe Root is condemnable and the paceman himself will concede it. But, despite understanding the mechanics of the ICC demerit point system, it seems a bit too harsh on the Protea quick.
The determined approach on display in the 2nd Test against South Africa is not one that has been the template for England. Going well out of their comfort zone to earn a Test win is a commendable feat.
The members of the Standard Bank Proteas not playing in the second Test match against England at Newlands have been released to play for their respective franchise teams in the next round of the Cricket South Africa domestic franchise
Vernon Philander exploited conditions very much to his liking on his last tour of international duty as he led the Standard Bank Proteas to a significant 103-run lead on the first innings on the second day...
With a series of appointments of well-respected former cricketers in the management, an overhaul of the Cricket Association and blooding in new talent in the Test team, South Africa are all set to turn the tide.
England have announced their white-ball squads for the 3-match ODI series and the 3-match T20I series in South Africa next year. While the team has named a full strength squad for the T20Is, some big names are missing from the ODI squad.
There is a visible change in England's strategy post Ashes, with more focus on Test cricket. Skipper Joe Root has time and again advocated for attritional cricket that has been missing from the English outfit.