The cricket governing body of South Africa has confirmed their plans to tour England to play 3 test matches bilateral series between the two nations in the span of July-September 2022. The Eng vs SA test series 2022 will be an integral part of the ICC Men’s World Test Championship 2021-2023. The 3 test series between Eng and SA will commence on 17 August 2022 and will end on 12 September 2022. The first test will be held at Lord's, London from 17-21 Aug 2022, then SA will head to Old Trafford, Manchester for the second test from 25-29 August, and the last test will be played at The Oval, London from 8 September to 12 September.
Dean Elgar is currently the captain of South Africa and most probably will lead the team in England tour, on the other hand, England will compete under the leadership of Joe Root who is at the top position in ICC Men’s Test player ranking.
Both the nations faced each other for the first time in 1888-89 where England won the series by 2-0 at the Proteas’s home ground. In the time span of over 130 years, England and South Africa have played 153 test matches against each other where England ruled over Africans with their record of 64 victories whereas South Africa won only 34 tests. This shows that England has a far better record in test cricket against Proteas with a winning percentage of 41.83 and South Africa has a 22.22 winning percentage against England.
As of December 2021, England has participated in 1041 test matches in which they have achieved the triumph in 378 tests, lost 312, and 351 tests were drawn overall. On the other hand, South Africa has played 445 test matches in which they got the victory in 169 tests, lost 152, and 124 were drawn. Currently, England is at the number 4 position and South Africa is sitting at the number 6 position in the ICC Men’s Test team ranking. This number shows that England is more experienced and has a better position in test cricket than South Africa, so it would be fascinating to watch how the Proteas will perform against England at English pitches.