December 23, 2019 / 4:23 AM / 2 months ago

Factbox: Cricket - South Africa vs England test series

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Factbox on the test series between South Africa and England, which begins in Pretoria on Thursday (times GMT):

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First test Dec. 26-30 Pretoria (0800)

Second test Jan. 3-7 Cape Town (0830)

Third test Jan. 16-20 Port Elizabeth (0800)

Fourth test Jan 24-28 Johannesburg (0800)

SOUTH AFRICA

World ranking: 3

Captain: Faf du Plessis

Coach: Mark Boucher

Top ranked batsman: Quinton de Kock (18)

Top ranked bowler: Kagiso Rabada (2)

Squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Dean Elgar, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Pieter Malan, Aiden Markram, Zubayr Hamza, Anrich Nortje, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second, Rassie van der Dussen

ENGLAND

World ranking: 4

Captain: Joe Root

Coach: Chris Silverwood

Top ranked batsman: Joe Root (8)

Top ranked bowler: James Anderson (9)

Squad: Joe Root (captain), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

TEST HEAD-TO-HEAD

Matches: 149

South Africa wins: 33

England wins: 61

Draws: 55

LAST THREE SERIES

2017 England beat South Africa 3-1 in England

2015-16 England beat South Africa 2-1 in South Africa

2012 South Africa beat England 2-0 in England

Compiled by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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