South Africa will be looking to turn things around when they face England in the Basil D’Oliviera Trophy that starts from 26th December. Skipper Faf du Plessis will be keen that the side can hit the straps from the word go in the four-match Test against England, who have been struggled as a unit in Test cricket so far this year.
The home side has included six uncapped players in their setup for the first two games of the series. Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Dane Paterson, Rudi Second, Pieter Malan and Andile Phehlukwayo have earned their maiden call-up to the national side.
On the other hand, England have included the experienced trio of James Anderson, Mark Wood and Jonny Bairstow have made their comeback to the Test squad.
England’s premier batsman Joe Root will lead England for the Test series against South Africa. South Africa vs England 2019-20 Test Series will be played in South Africa.
Here are some of the key stats related to South Africa vs England 2019-20 Test Series
1999 was the last time South Africa won a Test match against England in South Africa. The five-match series was won by Hansie Cronje’s side by margin of 2-1.
150 matches have been played between South Africa and England in Test cricket. England have dominated with 61 victories to their name while South Africa have managed to come out top on 33 occasions. 55 matches have ended in a draw between the two teams.
2 centuries for England’s premier batsman Joe Root against South Africa in Test cricket. Root has scored 528 runs in 10 matches at an average of 52.80.
14 wickets needed by England veteran pacer James Anderson to complete 100 wickets against South Africa in Test cricket. In nine matches played in South Africa, Anderson has claimed 26 wickets at an average of 38.57 against South Africa.
25 wickets needed by England veteran pacer James Anderson to complete 600 wickets in Test cricket. He currently has taken 575 wickets in 149 matches at an average of 26.80.
262 runs required by England’s premier all-rounder Ben Stokes to complete 4000 runs in Test cricket. Stokes currently has scored 3738 runs in 59 matches at an average of 35.94 with eight centuries to his name.
250 runs required by South African Captain Faf du Plessis to complete 4000 runs in Test cricket. Du Plessis currently has scored 3750 runs in 61 matches at an average of 41.66 with nine centuries to his name.
356 runs required by South African opener Dean Elgar to complete 4000 runs in Test cricket. Elgar currently has scored 3644 runs in 59 matches at an average of 38.76 with 12 centuries to his name.
17 wickets needed by South African pacer Kagiso Rabada to complete 200 runs in Test cricket. Rabada currently has taken 183 wickets in 40 matches at an average of 22.50.