After their earlier Test success against New Zealand and India earlier this year, the England cricket team will now play a three-match Test series against South Africa in August and September. The first of these three Test matches will begin on August 17 at the Lord’s Stadium and fans across the world will be looking out for the game.
South Africa has emerged as a strong Test side in recent years and is currently at the top of the World Test Championship table, followed by Australia in second place. However, the Proteas will be without their star bowler Kagiso Rabada against England, who is currently nursing an injury.
On the other hand, England is currently occupying seventh place in the World Test Championship rankings, however, have had immense success in the format of late. They swept across a Test series against New Zealand earlier this year, before beating India at home in a rescheduled Test match in July.
The second and third Test matches of the series will be played at the Old Trafford stadium in Manchester and the Oval in London respectively. The second Test match will be played between August 25-29, whereas the third one will begin on September 8 and will continue till September 12.
Indian cricket fans who are interested in the Test series can catch the action on the Sony Sports Network, which is the official broadcaster of the matches in the country. The three Test matches can also be seen live on the SonyLIV app.
The first Test match between England and South Africa will begin on August 17 at 3:30 pm IST and will continue till August 21.
England squad: Ben Stokes (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root
South Africa squad: Dean Elgar (captain), Sarel Erwee, Simon Harmer, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen, Ryan Rickelton, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Khaya Zondo.