From July to September 2022, the South African cricket team will tour England. Three Test matches, three One Day International (ODI) matches, and three Twenty20 International (T20I) matches will make up the ENG vs SA 2022 series. The bilateral series will begin with the ODI leg, followed by the T20I and Test legs.
England and South Africa have a rich history not only in cricket but in all aspects of life. While we focus on cricket, let’s have a look at their head-to-head stats over the years. The first-ever ENG vs SA T20I took place in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. Barring the World Cups, these two teams have played 5 bilateral series till date. England cricket team have won 2, lost 1 and the remaining two series were drawn 1-1. In 19 games between these sides, England have win 9, South Africa have won 8, one game ended in a No Result and one was abandoned.
The first-ever ODI between these sides dates back to 1992. Since then, England have won 30, South Africa cricket team have won 28, one game ended in a tie and 4 others could not produce a result. At home, the Proteas have a better record winning 18 games and losing just 9. The only tied ODI came in South Africa in 2005.
The England vs. South Africa series will kick out on July 19, 2022, at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street, with the first ODI, followed by the next two on July 22 and 24, in Old Trafford, Manchester, and Headingley, Leeds, respectively. On July 27, three days after the last ODI, the T20I series will begin.
The next two games will be held in Cardiff's Sophia Gardens and Southampton's Rose Bowl on July 28 and 31. The Test series will begin on August 17, 2022, at Lord's in London, with the following tests taking place on August 25, 2022, at Old Trafford in Manchester, and September 8, 2022, at The Oval in London.