Morgan believed his team were well prepared, with some players having been active in the recent Indian Premier League while others had benefited from an extended off-season rest.
Given the importance of making a good start to the season against the powerful English side, and the eight months of inactivity for the Proteas, coach Mark Boucher is likely to defy those calling for a new-look team.
South Africa A team coach Malibongwe Maketa has also joined the squad as extra cover to assist the team in their preparations.
With another impressive knock, Markram has sent his chances of a Proteas Test recall soaring.
Instead of an outward show of support for BLM, the Proteas said they would be wearing black armbands in support of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
“We trust that everyone will find this acceptable and we will continue to enjoy your support,” said board chairman Justice Zak Yacoob.

Proteas Pace, spin likely key factors in South Africa-England T20 series

The hosts might have the edge in the fast bowling stakes, but in Adil Rashid, England have one of the best limited overs spinners around.

Cricket In-form Knights back in charge against the Lions at the Bullring

There were some quality performances on the second day of the local competition, with Khaya Zondo’s century the pick of the bunch.

Proteas Bio-bubble has given the Proteas’ deep thinker Van der Dussen a chance to reflect

“I can sit for an hour doing what seems like nothing, no problem. And being confined to a five-star hotel is an absolutely minute price to pay to be able to do what we love doing.”

Cricket Stone, Root shine in England T20 warm-up match

Team Buttler, captained by tour vice-captain Jos Buttler, cruised to a six-wicket win with 7.2 overs to spare.

Cricket Markram in marvellous form as Titans take charge against Warriors

The Proteas hopeful batted through to a classy 149 not out, a boundary-laden innings with 27 fours and a six off just 189 deliveries.

Proteas Rabada: It’s not about Archer and Co; it’s about me and the England batsmen

South African fast bowler looking forward to contest with the likes of Stokes, Buttler, Morgan, Roy and Bairstow.

Cricket Lions’ depth to be tested by in-form Knights as domestic series resumes

The Titans’ powerful top order gives them an edge against the Warriors, while the Dolphins and Cobras lock horns in Durban.

Proteas Proteas cancel warm-up match after a second player tests positive for Covid

The team are set to face England in three ODIs and three T20 matches from next week in the Western Cape ‘bio-bubble’.

Proteas Good news for underdone Proteas: Rabada and Nortje should be firing

South Africa’s two speedsters were in good form in the IPL and will go into the England series with plenty of confidence.

Cricket Domestic first-class cricket matches to be streamed live

One game from each of the remaining rounds will be showcased.

Proteas Boucher promises new-look, aggressive Proteas to take on England

And, veteran AB de Villiers remains on the radar, with the coach saying he’s open to having discussions with the star batsman.

Proteas Boucher: Proteas will be ready to put up a fight against England

The national team head coach said the bio-bubble in which players had been placed was similar to security bubbles which the squad had previously experienced while playing in other countries.

Proteas Proteas players in isolation as Covid hits squad ahead of England matches

The cricket body said approximately 50 COVID-19 PCR tests had been performed on players and support staff prior to entering the bio-safe environment.

Cricket CSA saga: Cricket must now come first, says relieved players’ association boss

‘The consequences of the members council not recognising the interim board would have been dire.’





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