Having lost the ODI series and T20I series by a margin of 2-1 against India, England would have hoped to win the ODI series against South Africa but it did not turn out as they planned. After the three-match ODI series between England and South Africa was level at 1-1, the third ODI was abandoned due to rain and the trophy was shared by both.
Now both South Africa and England would be looking to clinch the T20I series and give a statement of intent before the upcoming 20-20 World Cup in Australia later this year. Let’s look at all the details for the T20I series between England and South Africa, starting on July 27th.
England vs South Africa T20I Series Schedule:
|Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)|
|July 27||England vs South Africa, 1st T20I||County Ground, Bristol||11 PM|
|July 28||England vs South Africa, 2nd T20I||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff||11 PM|
|July 31||England vs South Africa, 3rd T20I||The Rose Bowl, Southampton||7 PM|
England vs South Africa T20I Series Squad:
England Test captain Ben Stokes has been rested for the T20I series. He also took retirement from the ODI format citing the pressure of a jam-packed schedule. Adil Rashid has returned to the T20I squad after completing his Mecca pilgrimage last month. David Malan, who is seen as a T20I specialist, makes it into the England squad.
Youngster Harry Brooks has also earned his call up to the national side as does Phil Salt.
England T20I Squad: Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Richard Gleeson, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, David Willey
David Miller has been tasked with leading South Africa in the T20I series. Rilee Rossouw makes a comeback to the team after more than five years. He last featured in the 2016 20-20 World Cup. 21-year-old. Gerald Coetzee earns his maiden call-up to the South African team.
South Africa T20I Squad: David Miller (c), Gerald Coetzee , Quinton de Kock , Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj , Aiden Markram , Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw , Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen
Where to watch England vs South Africa T20I Series:
The entire England vs South Africa T20I series will be available to watch on Sony Sports Network and can be live streamed on the Sony Liv app.