South Africa Captain For The First Test Against England
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England Vs South Africa 1st Test, Lords: The test cricket is back to England with a high degree of novelty and Lords (The English home of cricket) would be the most ideal setting for the opener of the new season, which will begin with a 4-match Test series against South Africa on July 6 at Lords, London. England, the hosts know the fact that the series against South Africa, the side that had recently beaten them 3-2 in the ODI series, is by no means going to be easy. It's crucial for the home side if they want to gain some initiative ahead of the Ashes scheduled at the end of this year.
Preparations are well up to the mark as both the teams are coming at the back of a series win over each other. While South Africa managed to win the ODI series 3-2, England squared the accounts in the preceding T20 series. The two sides are again set to lock horns with a changed squad and in a changed format. They had batter forgetting what happened in the previous series and moving ahead with a positive mindset. Remarkably, both the sides will be playing the opener of the Test series under their brand-new captains the one (Joe Root) appointed permanently and the other (Dean Elgar) standing in for the first Test only. Dean Elgar has been called in as South Africa's captain for the first Test against England. Joe Root, on the other side, sets out to lead England's Test side permanently.
In both the sides, there are also others who have got a call-up for England Vs South Africa 1st Test at Lords. England's Gary Ballance has found his way back to the Test squad owing to his remarkable success in the County Championship, which is underway. Other than Ballance, England has included the spinning all-rounder Laim Dawson in the squad. Toby Roland-Jones also likely stands a chance to feature the squad for the first Test. When it comes to South Africa, they have got Philander's boost in the pace department. However, what would worry the Africa a little is Faf du Plessis's exclusion. Faf would miss the opener of the series due to difficult birth of his first child. The side has appointed Elgar as the standing captain. Dean Elgar, South Africa's captain for the first Test against England will hope to lead the side to victory.
Who will win England Vs South Africa 1st Test at Lords?