South Africa have announced a 24-man squad for the upcoming limited-overs home series against England, including uncapped seamer Glenton Stuurman for the ODIs and T20Is. England’s ODI tour of South Africa abandoned amid coronavirus outbreak fears. England are due to fly home on Thursday and if the series does go ahead it will have to be reduced to just two matches. ... 7th December 2020, 1:49 pm. They will need to do much better than this. South Africa vs England: Will ODI series still go ahead after Covid-19 … News emerged an hour before play was due to start in the first ODI in Paarl this morning that both teams were isolating at their hotel in Cape Town after two members of hotel staff tested positive for covid. The limited-overs series comprises of three T20 Internationals (T20Is) and as many One Day Internationals (ODIs).… Cricket South Africa, which is in financial trouble, faces losing £500,000 in broadcast revenue for each game that does not take place. England vs South Africa 2020: Faf du Plessis Released From Squad, Will Miss ODI Series . England tour of South Africa ODI Series 2020: Catch First test match between SA vs ENG live score, ball-by-by commentary, Live Streaming on Fancode, live score on InsideSport.co You need to be a subscriber to join the conversation. South Africa vs England 2020, 1st ODI: Preview – Head to head, Predicted Playing XIs and Pitch Report. England had doubts about the robustness of the biobubble provided by CSA and they will now be having serious thoughts about the viability of the rest of the series. The management have no issues with the hotel and believe the staff have done their best to follow guidelines. Posted On December 6, 2020 by Akshat Gaur. England’s tour to South Africa was plunged into crisis on Sunday after two members of their party tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the abandonment of the first one-day international. “The players and management are now self-isolating in their rooms until further advice from the medical teams,” said an ECB statement. Joe Root has been left out of England ’s T20 squad for their tour of South Africa. The three-match ODI series will be another tough ask for South Africa against an England team who seem streets ahead, in terms of mental and physical toughness and execution of skills. England obviously suspect (or hope) the tests are false positives. If they are confirmed positive then presumably those two members of the party will not be able to fly home on Thursday as scheduled. UPDATED: December 5, 2020 15:18 IST. By talkSPORT 6th December 2020, 8:45 am. England vs South Africa 2020: Faf du Plessis Released From Squad, Will Miss ODI Series Cricketnext Staff. CSA will be desperate for the three match ODI series to go ahead with each game worth about £500,000 in broadcast income for the cash-strapped board. A Cricket South Africa statement … The decision to call this one off was taken less than an hour before the toss. In Cape Town there has been a 43 per cent increase in positive cases over the past week. England's ODI cricket series in South Africa was called off Monday after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at the luxurious and supposedly bio-secure … ", Nasser Hussain: "If they are positive that's a complete and utter mess. The tour, starting November 27, is scheduled to feature three T20Is followed by as many ODIs, and will be England’s first international tour following the Covid-19 pandemic. 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"We remain in constant dialogue with Cricket South Africa and will continue to work closely with them to determine how best to move forward.”. camp is that the players have tested positive but that the tests are "unconfirmed". South Africa vs England: ODI series given green signal after entire Proteas squad tests negative for COVID-19 Agence France-Presse December 5th, 2020 15:25:07 IST Johannesburg: The entire South African cricket squad has tested negative for coronavirus, allowing three one-day international matches against England to start Sunday in Paarl near Cape Town. Imran Tahir, who retired from ODI cricket after the 2019 World Cup but remains available for T20I cricket, is not part of the list, neither is Aiden Markram, who hasn’t played a T20I since March 2019, and an ODI since last year’s World Cup. 05-Dec-2020 Firdose Moonda South Africa correspondent, ESPNcricinfo The first ODI between South Africa and England has again been called off at … That rescheduled would have been today but two hotel staff tested positive Friday, with the England squad then all having tests on Saturday night. England are all set to face hosts South Africa in the white-ball series starting from November 27. Not certain yet, but presumably this means they now have to stay in SA for longer? Du Plessis played for Chennai Super Kings in the recently concluded IPL in UAE where he, unlike his team, shone with the bat. The ODI was officially postponed an hour before it was announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board that two members of the England party had tested positive. Monday’s second ODI at Newlands will be postponed, which gives time for more testing to be carried out, but the best-case scenario now is that two matches will be held on Tuesday and on Wednesday with not enough time left to play all three games. CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith said: “CSA is doing everything in our power to ensure that our top priority, which is the health, safety and welfare of players, support staff and all involved in this series is safeguarded. In association with. 2h Rahul Maniraja. Stuurman, 28, who has been playing first-class cricket since 2013, received his maiden South Africa call-up. Posted On November 22, 2020 by Akshat Gaur. ... England’s medical team, led by … Five players are due to fly to Australia to begin isolating for 14 days before playing in the Big Bash. South Africa vs England 2020: Complete Fixtures, Squads, Broadcast and Live Streaming Details . The build-up to England’s ODI series with South Africa has been dominated by talk of their coded messages putting captain Eoin Morgan in bullish mood By Chris Stocks December 3, 2020 3:34 pm South Africa vs England first ODI abandoned for second time after further positive COVID-19 tests . South Africa vs England: Proteas squad members test negative for coronavirus, first ODI on Sunday England had white-washed South Africa in the shortest format after registering a … England vs South Africa Squads for 2020 T20/ODI Series. But some other players will be desperate to get home. Follow South Africa vs England, 3rd ODI, Dec 09, England tour of South Africa, 2020 with live Cricket score, ball by ball commentary updates on Cricbuzz South Africa vs England: Faf du Plessis, Reeza Hendricks rested for ODIs ahead of Test series agains England tour of South Africa: Faf du Plessis, Reeza Hendricks and 2 other cricketers have been released from the ODI squad for the 3-match series, starting December 4. The series was supposed to start in Paarl on Sunday but, with half an hour to go before the toss, both sides were still at the team hotel, an hour away by car, in Cape Town awaiting the results. The squad, led by Quinton de Kock, includes fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, who had not been included for South Africa’s tour of India, their last international assignment earlier this year, owing to a groin injury. “I’m sure that the T20 series in particular, is going to boast some explosive performances for cricket fans to enjoy at home. South Africa ODI Squad: Quinton de Kock (c), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Faf du Plessis, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, JJ Smuts, Glenton … Boland Park in Paarl will host the first One … The first ODI between South Africa and England was postponed on Friday, re-arranged for Sunday and then called off The second one-day international between South Africa and England… The local police are in charge of security and players can only leave in official vehicles for training or to play golf in Boschenmeer, near Paarl. Thus, the first ODI will now be played in Boland Park, Paarl and then the final two games will take place in the bubble in Cape Town. South Africa v England ODI series gets the all clear with full set of negative covid results. 2h Rahul Maniraja. Up Next. The Twenty20 … Quiz! I think is going to be tough for the players? The series only received the go-ahead on Saturday morning when the rest of the South Africa squad tested negative but, by 5pm on Saturday, England were made aware that two members of the hotel staff had tested positive. When: Friday . and those who have been in close contact with them would also have to isolate for a period. February 09, South Africa vs. England, 3rd ODI, The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg South Africa senior cricketer Faf du Plessis has been released from the squad and won't be available for the three match ODI series against England, a press release from Cricket South Africa said. England ODI Squad and Schedule For South Africa Series 2020. Du Plessis was also dropped from the ODI squad. The players were on Sunday understood to be very nervous about the possibility of the virus spreading in the hotel, with some worried about not being able to return home as planned. The teams were still at the hotel at the time the match should have started (8am time) and it was obviously felt that they would not have time to get the results and then to the match in time to start. "Two members of England touring party with unconfirmed positive test results," say Ward, Mike Atherton: "There is a suspicion that the tests are a false positive but it is very difficult to see how the rest of the tour can go ahead if the tests are confirmed positive. England’s tour to South Africa was plunged into major doubt this morning after the delayed first ODI was abandoned for the second time following another Covid outbreak. England ODI squad for South Africa series 2020. At time of writing we do not know the results of those tests but the match today has been called off. Opening fixture in Cape Town called off just an hour before play was due to get under way. South Africa Cricket Team England Cricket Team South Africa vs England, 1st ODI Cricket Get the latest updates on India vs Australia Series , check out the India vs Australia Schedule for 2020 … South Africa vs England: The ODI series between South Africa and England was postponed on Monday to ensure "the mental and physical health and … We rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism. By talkSPORT 7th December 2020, 12:43 pm. Breaking: TWO members of England touring party have returned "unconfirmed positive tests for COVID-19" according to ECB. The Test series formed part of the inaugural 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship. The England cricket team toured South Africa from December 2019 to February 2020 to play four Tests, three One Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches. Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Sam Curran have been rested for England’s upcoming ODI matches against South Africa, but will feature in the IT20 series. Get full information of South Africa vs England, 3rd ODI (2020) Squad, Players name which include All Rounder, Batsmen, Bowler and Probable Playing 11. “We are deeply regretful of the situation we find ourselves in after the amount of time and energy that has been put in place to host a successful tour. South Africa vs England: Entire Proteas squad tests negative for Covid-19. The rescheduled first One Day International between England and South Africa … England’s ODI tour of South Africa abandoned amid coronavirus outbreak fears . “Our number one priority is the safety and wellbeing of our staff and guests and we have placed all our resources and efforts into investigating and resolving the situation. The initial two South Africa players who tested positive had clearly contracted the virus before joining the squad, but the recent cases have shown the bio-bubble has been compromised. The hotel staff were tested on Friday along with the South Africa team after a player tested positive on Friday. Follow South Africa vs England, 1st ODI, Dec 06, England tour of South Africa, 2020 with live Cricket score, ball by ball commentary updates on Cricbuzz South Africa v … We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and to show you non-personalized ads. After T20Is, both nations will lock horns in a three-match ODI series. The ODI series will be the second played between these sides in 2020: they drew 1-1 when they met in South Africa in February. South Africa have announced a 24-man squad for the upcoming limited-overs home series against England, including uncapped seamer Glenton Stuurman for the ODIs and T20Is. 03 Dec, 2020. South Africa vs England, 2nd ODI - Live Cricket Score, Commentary Series: England tour of South Africa, 2020 Venue: Newlands, Cape Town Date & Time: Dec 07, 01:00 PM LOCAL 5 hours ago. South Africa vs England: 2nd ODI Postponed, Tour in Danger of Being Called Off South Africa vs England 2020: The cancellation will seriously impact CSA's finances as … Quinton de Kock was also named as South Africa's captain for the T20I series. Cricketnext Staff England are due to fly home on Thursday and there is a strong possibility they may have to leave some members of the touring party behind. ", Atherton: "There's no way they can get three games in, they might get two if they play Tuesday and Wednesday but the players need a bit of breathing space [after today]. England underwent an emergency round of testing last night and it was confirmed by the ECB that two members of the party had returned “unconfirmed positive tests for COVID-19” and were awaiting the results of a second test. England have 18 players to choose from and picked an expanded squad to account for this scenario, so unless there are more positive tests, or players start complaining of symptoms, they have enough to cover those in isolation and to continue with the tour. The squad, led by Quinton de Kock, includes fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, who had not been included for South Africa’s tour of India, their last international assignment earlier this year, owing to a groin injury. No evidence of any breached protocols by either side... https://t.co/MWBff32gJa, A reminder that the ECB pulled off a minor miracle in staging 18 men’s internationals and five women’s in the summer (plus domestic tournaments). The first ODI was postponed on Friday when a third South Africa player tested positive. https://t.co/Q4dJcHYT2Q. of South Africa vs England but the match in Paarl has been abandoned. Competition: ODI . SA vs ENG, First ODI, Match Preview, Predicted XI (Image Source: Twitter) South Africa will take on England in the first ODI in Paarl on Sunday. The series was instead due to start today in Paarl but with only an hour to go before play neither team had arrived at the ground, which is a 45 minute drive from where they are staying in the centre of Cape Town. “At this stage, it is not clear how the staff members became infected as neither have left the bio-secure area since Nov 16 and they do not work on the same team or in the same area,” Roy Davies, general manager of the Vineyard Hotel, said. All players and management now self isolating, What an apaarling turn of events pic.twitter.com/SJSBcdQSab. SA vs ENG series schedule, broadcast details. England's first one-day international against South Africa in Cape Town on Friday was postponed after one of the hosts' players tested positive for coronavirus. England’s tour to South Africa was plunged into crisis on Sunday after two members of their party tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the abandonment of the first one-day international. Team 1: South Africa . I’m looking forward to an exciting return to international cricket for our Proteas.”. ... South African team doctor Shuaib Manjra said he was concerned about a possible breach of the bio-secure bubble. South Africa vs England: Will ODI series still go ahead after Covid-19 outbreak? https://t.co/0lov4bW26P, After all that's happened to @OfficialCSA in recent months, this @ECB_cricket tour was meant to bring some good news. Another then tested positive in the hotel. Date: 04-12-2020 . One of the players tested positive and the match could not go ahead. England have held private concerns since arriving in South Africa, believing the regulations are not as strict as those at the Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford last summer. Get the latest news, recommended reading and offers sent to your inbox. An ODI series against the reigning World Champions will always bring a level of excitement of its own. England will start their South Africa tour with a three-match T20I series. He was the leading wicket-taker in Cricket South Africa’s 3-day Provincial Cup in 2018/19, picking up 39 wickets in eight games. Cricket South Africa on Friday announced their 24-member squad for the white-ball home series against England starting in three weeks time. Expectedly, there was no spot for veteran AB de Villiers in the squad – there had been chatter around de Villiers’ possible international comeback ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup, but there have been no concrete talks over a re-entry, even though de Kock had hinted at a return earlier this year. The England cricket team toured South Africa from December 2019 to February 2020 to play four Tests, ... For the One Day International series, Cricket South Africa appointed Quinton de Kock as the new captain of their ODI team, replacing Faf du Plessis. Updated: 7th December 2020, 1:49 pm. South Africa vs England 1st ODI Postponed due to Positive Covid-19 Test in SA Squad. One had been in close contact with the squad, prompting the medical staff to order an extra round of testing. If Jimmy Anderson finishes playing cricket and they make him do England Women to get his stripes, it will be the biggest crying shame in the world, South Africa-England combined T20I team selector, England Test team of the 1990s team selector. England name ODI and T20 squads for South Africa tour Louis Sealey Friday 13 Dec 2019 1:09 pm Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article via messenger Bengaluru violence: CCB arrests former corporator Rakeeb Zakir. The South Africa vs England ODI series began on a dramatic note when the first ODI in Cape Town was postponed due to the coronavirus scare in the South Africa camp. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. All England players and management had tested negative on Thursday. Coming back to the England series, Du Plessis accounted for 121 runs in the three match series. The opening match of the 50-over leg takes place from 8am GMT (10am local time) in Paarl on Sunday. On Thursday, another SA player tested positive, which caused the first ODI to be postponed at short notice. The rest of the hotel staff returned negative tests. England v South Africa 1st ODI cancelled, tour under threat. “We are in continuous talks with the ECB as we navigate the situation under the guidance of our combined medical teams.”. 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