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    England-South Africa Preview

    Dave Wilson previews the eagerly awaited series against South Africa for the Basil D'Oliveira Trophy which gets underway on Thursday.

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    Nice piece Dave but, if you don't mind me saying, unduly pessimistic - it'll be 2-0 to England, unless the sun shines right through August, in which case it will be 3-0

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    South Africa look so good on paper.


    If de Villiers keeps, will they play an extra batsman? You'd think he's remain at 5.



    Smith
    Peterson
    Amla
    Kallis
    de Villiers (wk)
    Duminy
    ????
    Philander
    Steyn
    Morkel
    Tahir


    You'd think if AB keeps and bats at 5, it would be great if they had another high quality bat at 7, or a batting all-rounder if there is one around?

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    Kallis already fills the batting all-rounder slot, so I'd imagine they'd play Rudolph. Is he in the squad?
    Oh for a strong arm and a walking stick


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    SA will be tested no doubt and on reverse England will be tested too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jager View Post
    Kallis already fills the batting all-rounder slot, so I'd imagine they'd play Rudolph. Is he in the squad?
    Yes he is, i'd expect in England he may even open instead of Alviro. Certainly has a better county record anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    South Africa look so good on paper.


    If de Villiers keeps, will they play an extra batsman? You'd think he's remain at 5.



    Smith
    Peterson
    Amla
    Kallis
    de Villiers (wk)
    Duminy
    ????
    Philander
    Steyn
    Morkel
    Tahir


    You'd think if AB keeps and bats at 5, it would be great if they had another high quality bat at 7, or a batting all-rounder if there is one around?
    Rudolph would play ahead of Duminy; no indications at all that they were about to change that.

    But Duminy will still play now that Boucher is out.
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    This would be a good match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monk View Post
    South Africa look so good on paper.


    If de Villiers keeps, will they play an extra batsman? You'd think he's remain at 5.



    Smith
    Peterson
    Amla
    Kallis
    de Villiers (wk)
    Duminy
    ????
    Philander
    Steyn
    Morkel
    Tahir


    You'd think if AB keeps and bats at 5, it would be great if they had another high quality bat at 7, or a batting all-rounder if there is one around?
    Team:

    Smith
    Petersen
    Amla
    Kallis
    De Villiers
    Rudolph
    Duminy
    Philander
    Steyn
    Morkel
    Tahir

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    Yeah, highlight of the season if - and it's a big if - the rain stays away. I think I'm right in saying that no series between these sides since 1994 has been decided by more than a single Test, although the 2-1 in 1999-00 was a tad artificial for reasons we all know about. Not going to make myself look foolish by making predictions, just looking forward to seeing Philander's average go up past 30.



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