The England cricket team will be touring to South Africa for a limited-overs series in November and December 2020. The ENG vs SA 2020 series will consist of just 6 games that will be played over 13 days across 2 venues. The bilateral series will start with the T20I leg and the ODI leg will follow.
It will be the first international series in South Africa after the COVID-19 pandemic. The series is conducted and the Proteas are getting an opportunity to play international cricket is a piece of big news in the country. After much speculation and government involvement in Cricket South Africa, the series is going ahead by all means.
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 begin on 27 November 2020 with the first T20I followed by the next two on November 29 and December 1. The No. 1 ranked ODI side, England will then look to show the world why they are at the top by achieving a series victory away from home. The ODI series will begin on December 4, three days after the last T20I.
The next two games will be played on December 6 and 9. The two venues for this series are the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town and the Boland Park in Paarl. Cape Town will host two T20Is and two ODIs while Paarl will host one each.