England selected to bowl vs South Africa
Your entire opening day of the third and remaining Check between England and South Africa was washed out, and the destiny of the sport remained unsure after the scheduled second day was referred to as off following the loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II.
In a single day storms had cleared by match morning, though the outfield remained moist sufficient to immediate umpires Richard Kettleborough and Nitin Menon to delay the toss by half an hour. Darkish clouds then enveloped the bottom shortly earlier than rescheduled begin time of 11.30am and heavy showers arrived earlier than the gamers may take the sector. Regardless of a couple of hopeful actions by way of cowl elimination and pitch inspections, the rain set in and play was referred to as off round 4.45pm.
However the day’s occasions in south London had been overshadowed by these a lot additional north at Balmoral, the place the Royal Household gathered at their Scottish house amid considerations over the Queen’s well being. It was confirmed shortly after 6.30pm that she had died on the age of 96.
“Massively upset for Jonny, he is been completely phenomenal this summer time,” Stokes advised Sky Sports activities. “He is been the spearhead of what we wished to attain this summer time. Harry Brook will get that chance, he completely deserves the scenario he finds himself in.”
England: 1 Zak Crawley, 2 Alex Lees, 3 Ollie Pope, 4 Joe Root, 5 Harry Brook, 6 Ben Stokes (capt), 7 Ben Foakes (wk), 8 Stuart Broad, 9 Ollie Robinson, 10 Jack Leach, 11 James Anderson
South Africa: 1 Dean Elgar (capt), 2 Sarel Erwee, 3 Keegan Petersen, 4 Ryan Rickelton, 5 Khaya Zondo, 6 Kyle Verreynne (wk), 7 Wiaan Mulder, 8 Marco Jansen, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Anrich Nortje