ENG vs SA 3rd Test Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Sep 7 2022 797 Views


South Africa tour of England

ENG vs SA, 3rd Test



England will cross swords with South Africa for the 3rd test at the Kennington, Oval, London from Thursday, September 08, 2022 - Monday, September 12, 2022. 

There have been continuous injuries in the series for South Africa in this England tour. The recent one is of Rassie van der Dussen, who succumbed to an index finger fracture while playing the second test. Khaya Zondo is his replacement for the third and final test. The Proteas led by Dean Elgar have put on an atrocious display of batting and also possibly picked a wrong combination of players during the second test. Now their only focus will be on winning the series and not repeating the same mistakes once again.

On the other side, the home team led by Ben Stokes will miss the services of Jonny Bairstow for the third test match. He is out of the squad due to getting slipped during playing golf. South Africa announced their 14-member squad last week without Bairstow. Harry Brook is his replacement for the final test. Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes smashed centuries in the second test match. Also their bowlers namely James Anderson, Ollie Robinson and Stuart Broad did well with the ball to win the second match by an innings and 85 runs. Now the hosts will look for a final battle and a probable win to seal the series win.


Match Details

Match: ENG vs SA, 3rd Test, South Africa tour of England, 2022

Date: Thursday, September 08, 2022 - Monday, September 12, 2022

Time: 3:30 PM

Venue: Kennington Oval, London


Pitch Report

The final test between England and South Africa will be played in Kennington Oval, London. Usually, the pitch has been suitable both for the bowlers and batters. Also, it has been noticed that the pitch deteriorates on the fourth and fifth day of the test. 


ENG vs SA Squads

ENG: Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Jack Leach, Alex Lees, Craig Overton, Matty Potts, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root

SA: Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada, Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Khaya Zondo, Marco Jansen, Ryan Rickelton, Kyle Verreynne, Simon Harmer, Glenton Stuurman, Lutho Sipamla


ENG vs SA Probable Playing XIs

ENG: Alex Less, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes (w), Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, Jimmy Anderson

SA: Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Aiden Markram, Ryan Rickelton, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi 


Match Prediction

It feels bad to see that it is the last match of such a thrilling series. The way the two teams demonstrated their performance shows how passionate they are about test cricket. South Africa were dominating throughout the opening clash and England also did the same in the second match. We predict that it will also be a close battle between the two teams and we are backing the home team to win the match.


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