South Africa v England 2nd Test, Cape Town Jan 2-6
The 2nd Test starts tomorrow morning, at the slightly later time of 8.30am. Only two days is an incredibly short turnaround between Tests, all the worse for the South Africans after what was a big loss. A lot has been talked about their excellent record at Newlands, but this is not a confident team, whilst England's star is on the rise.
England (probable) 1 Alastair Cook (capt), 2 Alex Hales, 3 Nick Compton, 4 Joe Root, 5 James Taylor, 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 8 Moeen Ali, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Steven Finn, 11 James Anderson/Chris Woakes
South Africa (probable) 1 Stiaan van Zyl, 2 Dean Elgar, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 AB de Villiers, 5 Faf du Plessis, 6 Temba Bavuma, 7 Quinton de Kock (wk), 8 Kyle Abbott/Chris Morris, 9 Dane Piedt, 10 Morne Morkel, 11 Kagiso Rabada
"He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul."