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England announce their playing XI for the third test against South Africa

England and South Africa will square off against each other in the third test.
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England has named its XI for the third test in London at the Kennington Oval against South Africa starting on Thursday 8 September. The Three Lions have made one change to the side that won the second Test as Yorkshire batter Harry Brook replaces the injured Jonny Bairstow. The series is level at 1-1 ahead of the final Test match of the summer.

The England vs South Africa series has been very riveting, to say the least. The pendulum has swung in favour of both sides and now it is time for both of them to put their best foot forward to clinch the test series 2-1. England’s Ben Stokes has been in great form with both ball and bat in hand.

England’s playing XI

Alex Lees (Durham)
Zak Crawley (Kent)
Ollie Pope (Surrey)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Harry Brook (Yorkshire)
Ben Stokes (c) (Durham)
Ben Foakes (w) (Surrey)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Ollie Robinson (Sussex)
Jack Leach (Somerset)
Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire)

Harry Brook has been churning the runs in county cricket and he will look to replicate the same form for England if he gets a test call-up. He comes in place of Johny Bairstow. Brook made his first-class debut for Yorkshire against Pakistan A on 26 June 2016 at Headingley whilst still at school. He made his County Championship debut for Yorkshire against Middlesex at Lord’s on 19 June 2017.

His debut followed a series of three centuries scored within a fortnight for Yorkshire’s second eleven. At the international level, Brook toured India in early 2017 with the England under-19s, playing in two U-19 Tests and five U-19 LOIs against the India under-19s.

James Anderson has picked up 664 wickets and will be looking to add more to his tally as he is defying age and still giving game-changing performances.

Stuart Broad has always been brilliant, and he keeps getting wickets. He took a blinder of a catch in the 2nd test vs South Africa. He will be looking to add to his tally and get England a victory in the 3rd Test.

The Third test will be a battle between Bazball and the ascent of South Africa. In five days, we will see who will have the last laugh.

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