South Africa and England will clash in a two match T20 series as the the long English tour of South Africa draws to a close.
Both teams will look to sharpen their skills and prepare in an efficient manner of the upcoming World T20. This is the final chance for the England side to form a team combination for the World Cup because they do not have any other match after these couple of T20s. On the other hand the South African side will play a three match T20 series at home before they fly for the World Cup in India. So the Proteas side has slightly more matches as compared to England as both team eye the World Cup crown.
Interestingly the two teams are also placed in the same group in World T20 as well so they will be well aware of the potential of the opposition when they come up against each other at the World Cup. They will face off during the World Cup on the 18th of March.
Faf Du Plessis will be leading the Proteas while Eoin Morgan will marshall the English troops.
Both teams have a nice blend of youth and experience so an exciting contest is on our hands. The first T20 match is on the 19th of February at Cape Town while the second and final match will be played on the 21st of February at Johannesburg.
South Africa: Faf du Plessis (captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, David Wiese.
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, James Vince.