The 5 match ODI series between the arc rivals England and South Africa will be played from Feb 3, 2016 to 14 Feb 2016. The first match will be played at BLOMFONTEIN on Feb 03, 2016 at 11:30 GMT. As far as the second match is concerned, it will be organized at ST GEORGES Park, Port Elizabeth on Feb 06, 2016. England will again face the formidable PROTEAS at Super sport park centurion on FEB 09. It is scheduled at 10.00 AM local time and promises to be a wonderful contest. Fourth one day match will be held at the new wanderer’s stadium JOHANNESBURG on FEB 12, 2016 Friday. The last one day match of the series will be held at Newlands CAPE town on Feb 14 Sunday. Last time when the two teams met in England, the 5 match one day series turned out into a 2-2 draw with one match washed out due to rain.
As far as the teams are concerned, England will have a tough time face South Africa in their den. Captained by AB DEVILLIERS, the PROTEAS look as solid as ever. In past, SAFFERS missed the service of the spinners on the slow pitch but now they have the leg spin wizard TARIQ who has made a tremendous mark in cricket. England bowling looks thin apart from James Anderson. Broad will not be as effective in South Africa as he is in English conditions. In the batting department, Joe Root will have to take the responsibilities or else England would soon collapse under the onslaught of tight and incisive South African bowling. Opening pair of England consisting of MOEEN ALI should up their game because weakness at the top of the order can result in unnecessary pressure on the middle order. Lower down the order, the team looks solid with batsmen ALEX HALES and the fast bowler STEVEN FINN. In a nutshell, if England play smart and hard, the series can be a very close affair.