Host England will be looking to continue their winning momentum in home conditions when they take on South Africa in the three-match Test series, which will begin from 17th August at Lords. Both the teams will fight it out for the 2022 Basil D’Oliveira Trophy. Currently, England holds the Basil D’Oliveira Trophy after winning in South Africa two years ago.
While South Africa managed to register their second successive series in New Zealand. The Proteas will be looking to put on a strong show with bat and ball against England
So we will look in detail the three bowlers to watch out for England in 2022 Basil D’Oliveira Trophy
England’s premier bowler James Anderson will be looking to produce his best in this three-match Test series. Anderson is currently fit and available for the three-match Test series.
James Anderson is the most experienced bowler for England for this home series with 172 Test matches to his name. He is currently has 657 wickets at an average of 26.36 with thirty-two five-fors and three ten-fors his name.
In Test matches played against South Africa, pacer James Anderson has claimed 93 wickets in 26 matches at an average of 31.52 with four five-wicket hauls to his nine. With likes of Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes not available, the burden will on the shoulders of James Anderson to deliver the important breakthroughs against South Africa in the upcoming Basil D’Oliveira Trophy.
The 36-year old has been England’s mainstay in the pace department for the five-day format for a number of years. Stuart Broad has struggled for consistency for the past two years.
In 156 Test matches played for England, Stuart Broad has managed to claim 552 wickets at an average of 28.08 and strike-rate of 57.1. In 89 Tests played at home, Broad has claimed 356 wickets at an average of 26.30 with thirteen five-fors and three ten-fors to his name.
In 22 Test matches played against South Africa, pacer Stuart Broad has taken 75 wickets at an average of 30.12 with two five-wicket hauls to his name.
The medium-pacer will be looking to do well in this three-match Test series and provide early breakthroughs with the new-ball.
There is no doubt that Jack Leach is England’s premier spinner in Test match cricket. After his splendid performances for England against New Zealand earlier this summer, left-arm spinner Jack Leach will be keen to continue his decent form against South Africa.
In 26 Tests played for England, spinner Jack Leach has claimed 93 wickets at an average of 32.36 with a strike rate of 48.2.
Since August 2020, spinner Jack Leach has shown excellent form for England in the five-day format. In 16 Test matches played, Leach has taken 59 wickets at an average of 34.28 with three five-fors and one ten-for to his name.
The role for Jack Leach will be keen to control the flow of the runs in the middle-overs of the innings and pick up crucial breakthroughs for England in the 2022 Basil D’Oliveira Trophy.