South Africa vs England 2nd Test – Preview

South Africa tour of England 2022

After thrashing in opening test match of the series host are raring to hit back at South Africa. England’s BAZBALL approach didn’t work out in 1st test against South Africa and they were handed an innings defeat as their batting didn’t cross 200 mark in each of the innings.

Now both teams will look for win in second test at Manchester. England needs a win to keep the 03 test match series alive whereas South Africa will look to win to have unassailable lead against host who were unbeaten this summer till 1st test match.

South Arica in England 2022 – Full Details

South Africa vs England Team news

Although Kagiso Rabada was man of the match but Anricg Nortje rattled England’s batting his pace and bagged 06 wickets in the match. In low scoring match Sarel Erwee provided the much needed solid performance at the top.

South Africa will look to maintain their winning combination but will look for their middle order to improve the performance with the bat.

South Africa Playing 11: 1 Dean Elgar, 2 Sarel Erwee, 3 Keegan Petersen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 Kyle Verreynne, 7 Keshav Maharaj, 8 Marco Jansen, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Anrich Nortje

England has announced just one change to his side and surprisingly it is in bowling despite their batters performed poorly in 1st match. Only Ollie Pope showed some grit by scoring 73 in the first innings otherwise their is nothing much to talk about. Matthew Potts will be replaced by Craig Overton who will making his 1st appearance after long lay-off.

England Playing 11: 1 Zak Crawley, 2 Alex Lees, 3 Ollie Pope, 4 Joe Root, 5 Jonny Bairstow, 6 Ben Stokes (capt.), 7 Ben Foakes, 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Jack Leach, 10 Craig Overton, 11 James Anderson

South Africa vs England Head to Head Record

England is the superior team when we look at the rich history of both sides in test cricket. In 154 test matches England came out victorious in 64 whereas South Africa only managed to win 35 of them. 55 matches ended as drawn.

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