ABOUT THE MATCH
England will play against the hosts South Africa in their 3rd Test which is going to be held at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth on January 16th.
This is going to be an interesting match as both teams have an equal number of wins in this series (1-1).
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
St George’s Park will favor batsmen to score runs in the mid-day and help bowlers to bowl well in early mornings.
There will be a chance of rain on the fourth day. But on all remaining days, the climate will be sunny.
- There will be no change in the squad for the 3rd Test match.
- Openers Dean Elgar and Pieter Malan are playing well and giving decent starts to the South Africa team.
- Skipper Faf Du Plessis and Quinton de Kock played crucial knocks whenever the team needed.
- Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje, who picked up 5 wickets each in the previous game, are going to be the key bowlers.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF SOUTH AFRICA
Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen, Zubayr Hamza, Dwaine Pretorius, Pieter Malan, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada.
- Jofra Archer will replace James Anderson in the third Test match.
- Ollie Pope played brilliantly in the last match, so we can expect another good inning from him.
- Ben Stokes, who showed his all-rounder performance with both bat and ball, also won the player of the match in the previous game.
- Both Sam Curran and Stuart Board picked up 3 wickets each in the last match.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI OF ENGLAND
Rory Burns, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Dominic Bess, Sam Curran, Dominic Sibley, Joe Denly, Jofra Archer, Ollie Pope, Stuart Broad.
CRICKET PREDICTION FOR SOUTH AFRICA VS ENGLAND 3rd TEST MATCH ARE GIVEN BELOW:
- Ben Stokes (c)
- Quinton de Kock (vc)
- Faf Du Plessis
- Kagiso Rabada
- Sam Curran
- Dean Elgar
- Sam Curran
- Jofra Archer
- Joe Root
- Anrich Nortje
- Stuart Board
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*Disclaimer: A team here is picked based on the perception, analysis, and gut feeling of the author. When you select your team, analyze the points mentioned to arrive at your own decision.*