Saffers will be touring England to participate in the three matches one day series played in may 2017. It will be a keenly fought series as Poms are formidable in the home conditions. As far as Proteas are concerned, they are second to none in terms of skill sets and man to man capabilities. Quinton De Cock in all probability will be opening the batting along with Elgar or Amla. Both are seasoned campaigners and can put any attack to sword. English side will have its task cut out as it might need to take early wickets in order to put the brakes. Ben stokes will have to be extremely precise with the bowling and not give any leeway to the saffers. Choking them for runners would go a long way in restricting the opposition but the million dollar question is that can English do that?
In short, they can provide Steve Finn doesn’t err on line and length. With broad shoulders he can deliver the ball from a certain height to cause disconcerted bounce. Rival batsmen may try to hit him out of the park however one mishit and the Poms might be waiting to grab the catch. AB de Villiers in the South African ranks can sound the death knell of any balling line up in the world leave alone England but he is vulnerable during the early over. Introducing Moin Ali as soon as AB walks down to bat is an intelligent idea as he can give his wicket away in a jiffy.
English team should look to bolster the spin department which has become weak after the retirement of Graeme Swann. An inclusion of leg spinner in the squad will force the saffers to take another approach which would make the series more interesting and suspenseful.