South Africa vs England schedule updates: England announces the squad while schedule for the South Africa tour has been released.
England tour of SA confirmed
England will play three Twenty20s and three one-day internationals from 27 November, all behind closed doors.
“There are several players who play every format for England, we are just very mindful of the amount of cricket we’ve got coming,” national selector Ed Smith said.
“We want them to be at their best when they’re playing for England and that will mean taking some opportunities to rest from cricket.”
England’s future tour
England are scheduled to play Sri Lanka and India early in 2021 but neither tour has been confirmed. Pakistan have also invited England to take part in a short limited-overs tour early next year(2021).
Ben Stokes Backs to England Squad
Stokes returned to cricket to play for the Rajasthan Royals in October and averaged 40.71 in this season’s IPL.
“Ben is an exceptional competitor, a winner, and someone who gives to the team,” Smith added.
The all-rounder missed the second half of the international summer to be with his father, Ged, who has brain cancer.
Captain Eoin Morgan, who is also playing in the IPL with Kolkata Knight Riders, will lead England in both formats.
The team will travel to South Africa on 16 November, with games played at Cape Town’s Newlands and in nearby Paarl. They will be based in Cape Town and will train at Western Province Cricket Club, playing three intra-squad matches before the first T20.
The three ODI matches will count towards qualification for the 2023 World Cup in India.
South Africa vs England Schedule
|Nov 27, Fri||1st T20I||Newlands, Cape Town||04:00 PM GMT||9:30 PM|
|Nov 29, Sun||2nd T20I||Boland Park, Paarl||12:30 PM GMT||6:00 PM|
|Dec 01, Tue||3rd T20I||Newlands, Cape Town||04:00 PM GMT||9:30 PM|
|Dec 04, Fri||1st ODI||Newlands, Cape Town||11:00 AM GMT||4:30 PM|
|Dec 06, Sun||2nd ODI||Boland Park, Paarl||08:00 AM GMT||1:30 PM|
|Dec 09, Wed||3rd ODI||Newlands, Cape Town||11:00 AM GMT||4:30 PM|
Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.
Eoin Morgan(captain), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Reserves across both formats
Jake Ball, Tom Banton, Tom Helm.