South Africa looking for change of fortune in third Test against England

Tanya Simon
January 14, 2020

What is beyond dispute is that South Africa need better performances from Zubayr Hamza and Du Plessis in the key number three and four batting positions.

South Africa won the opening Test by 107 runs at Centurion while England claimed the second by 189 runs in Cape Town.

The pitch: St George's Park has always been regarded as having one of the slowest, lowest pitches among South Africa's Test venues. Vaughan's victory nearly 16 years ago is the modern touchstone, with England winning by seven wickets in the opening match of a series they would win 2-1.

Leach has won 10 test caps since its worldwide debut two years ago, with 34 wickets at an average of 29.02.

Last period, though, South Africa experienced certainly one of their particular many embarrassing house defeats once they transpired to Sri Lanka, just who finished a 2-0 show winnings.

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The series is squared at 1-1 heading into the third Test at St George's Park on Thursday. He also suffered bouts of flu and gastroenteritis which swept the England camp last month.

According to an European Central Bank statement, "The Somerset left-arm spinner, who has struggled to fully recover from sepsis he picked up during the tour of New Zealand in November and was also struck with gastroenteritis and flu ahead of the first Test at Centurion last month, has not been able to reach the expected levels of fitness to be considered for selection".

Jofra Archer is anticipated to be fit once more after lacking the next Test with an elbow damage and can probably slot back in the England staff after the part damage which put James Anderson, England's most readily useful bowler at Newlands, out from the trip.

England captain Joe Root missed training on Sunday after coming down with a stomach bug as the visitors continue to struggle with illness and injury.

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