England tour of South Africa 2020: Full squads, Fixtures & Preview: All you need to know
With the tour initially under a cloud of uncertainty, the England white-ball squad has reached South Africa. After CSA members' council agreed to the government-imposed interim board, the series is set to go ahead as planned.
With several of the England players flying in from the UAE after featuring in the IPL, they will play one 50-over intra-squad practice match and two T20s in order to get back into international white-ball mode. Both the series will continue to be played behind closed doors.
The fixtures kick-start on November 27 with the first T20I at Newlands. It will be followed by the second and third matches on November 29 and December 1 at Boland Park, Paarl and Newlands respectively. The ODI series will be played between December 4 and 9 across the same two venues - Newlands and Boland Park, Paarl.
England have reached South Africa with two 15-strong squads and three reserve players for the six fixtures combined. While England have all their players available for the T20Is, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes and Sam Curran have been rested for the ODIs.
10 out of the total 23 players find a place in both the squads. While Sam Curran, Archer, Stokes, Chris Jordan and Dawid Malan have only been included in the T20Is, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Olly Stone, Lewis Gregory and Liam Livingstone have been exclusively picked for the ODIs.
The four big Protea names Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje who played in the IPL find a place in the squad. Dale Steyn and Chris Morris, who also featured in the IPL, were unavailable for selection.
The two surprise picks for South Africa are Glenton Stuurman and Junior Dala. The squad also includes four spinners in Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi.
Here's a look at the squads of both teams:
England Men's T20I Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood
England Men's ODI Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Reserves for both formats: Jake Ball, Tom Banton, Tom Helm
South Africa Men's Squad: Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Faf du Plessis, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne
England men’s Tour to South Africa – November 27th – December 9th
Friday, 27 November at 18:00 SAST:
Sunday, 29 November at 14:30 SAST:
Tuesday, 01 December at 18:00 SAST:
Friday, 04 December at 13:00 SAST:
Sunday, 06 December at 10:00 SAST:
Wednesday, 09 December at 13:00 SAST:
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