Quinton de Kock-led unit will be determined to make a strong comeback when they take on England in a three-match ODI series that starts from 4th December. Faf du Plessis has been released from the limited-overs squad and will be rested for the three-match series. Pacer Kagiso Rabada has been ruled out of the one-day series due to right adductor strain.
Pite Van Biljon, Reeza Hendricks and Bjorn Fortuin have been released from the squad and will play for their franchises in the four-day domestic competition. Janneman Malan, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kyle Verreynne and Keshav Maharaj will add strength to the limited-overs squad.
On the other hand, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer have been rested and will not be available for the one-day series. Mark Wood, Joe Root, Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, Olly Stone, Reece Topley and Moeen Ali are named in the limited-overs squad for the series against South Africa.
Here are some of the most important statistics to South Africa vs England 2020 ODI Series
2015 was the last time South Africa won a bilateral one-day series against England.. The previous one-day series played in South Africa earlier this year ended in a draw.
63 matches have been played between South Africa and England in limited-overs cricket. South Africa certainly have slight edge with 30 victories to their name while England have managed to come out top on 28 occasions. One game has ended in a tie. Four one-day matches have ended in no-result.
3 centuries for South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock against England in one-day cricket. South African captain and wicket-keeper has an excellent record against England and is averaging 65.27 with the bat.
38 runs needed by England’s premier batsman Joe Root to complete 6000 runs in one-day internationals. He currently has scored 5962 runs in 149 one-day matches at an average of 50.10 with 16 centuries and 33 half-centuries to his name.
146 runs required by England captain Eoin Morgan to complete 7000 runs in one-day internationals. Left-hander currently has scored 6854 runs in 219 one-day matches at an average of 40.08 with 13 centuries and 41 half-centuries to his name.
145 runs required by England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler to complete 4000 runs in limited-overs cricket. Buttler has accumulated 3855 runs in 145 one-day matches at an average of 39.74 with nine centuries and twenty half-centuries to his name
293 runs needed by South Africa’s middle-order batsman Rassie van der Dussen to complete 1000 runs in one-day internationals. Van der Dussen has accumulated 707 runs in 21 one-day matches at an average of 70.70 with seven half-centuries to his name.
282 runs needed by South Africa ODI captain Quinton de Kock to complete 1000 runs against England in one-day internationals. De Kock has accumulated 718 runs in 12 one-day matches at an average of 65.27 with three centuries and three half-centuries to his name.
1 wicket needed by England medium-pace bowler Chris Woakes to complete 150 wickets in one-day cricket. Woakes currently has taken 149 wickets in 104 one-day matches at an average of 30.34.