This is officially the series that will decide which is the best team in the world. A win for England will ensure they continue to occupy that position while a triumph for the Proteas will mean that they will topple the hosts. It is not surprising then that neither England nor South Africa will begin the series as favourites.
The South African selectors have named their squad for their much-anticipated Test series against England starting next month. There aren’t any surprises in the selection, with the same members who helped the side conquer the Test series against New Zealand retained.
Sri Lanka had a poor start in the First Test at Centurion as they got bundled out for a paltry 180 after being put to bat first on a green pitch. By the close of the opening day's play, South Africa steadily moved to 90 for 1 in 34 overs.
The cash-rich Indian Premier League has thrown up some exciting players in the last three years and the same has been the case in the fourth edition where we have seen the likes of Paul Valthaty, Rahul Sharma, Ambati Rayudu and Siddarth Trivedi.