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South Africa’s almost brand new attack will use a new strip in the second ODI against England. Despite bowlers snatching victory from the jaws of defeat in Friday’s series-opener, and World Cup Super League points on the line, South Africa have opted to bench Kagiso Rabada, Sisanda Magala and Tabraiz Shamsi for Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi and Keshav Maharaj. Chose the option.
England also made changes to their bowling combination. Jofra Archer, who made his return to international cricket in the first match, and Olly Stone were added to the XI along with Reece Topley and Chris Woakes.
Those staying outside will be spared bowling in 32-degree heat, which could feel hotter with no wind at first and a light breeze expected later in the afternoon. With more runs in it than on Friday, they won’t have to expect a flat surface. There were no changes to either side’s batting line-up, with no place for Janneman Malan or Reeza Hendricks for South Africa and Phil Salt still out due to illness for England.
A good crowd had turned up before the toss, and more are expected through the match as Bloemfontein makes the most of a rare opportunity to watch international cricket.
South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (wk), 2 Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Aiden Markram, 5 Heinrich Klaasen, 6 David Miller, 7 Wayne Parnell, 8 Marco Johnson, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Anrich nortje
England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 David Malan, 3 Ben Duckett, 4 Harry Brook, 5 Jos Buttler (c, wk), 6 Moeen Ali, 7 Sam Curran, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Reece Topley