December 24, 2019 / 2:22 PM / a month ago

South Africa v England, first test

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Factbox on the first test between South Africa and England, which begins on Thursday:

WHEN?

Dec. 26-30 (10 a.m local time/0800 GMT)

WHERE?

SuperSport Park, Centurion (22,000 capacity)

MATCH OFFICIALS

Umpires: Kumar Dharmesena (Sri Lanka), Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)

Third umpire: Paul Reifffel (Australia)

Match referee: Andy pycroft (Zimbabwe)

SOUTH AFRICA

World ranking: 3

Coach: Mark Boucher

Captain: Faf du Plessis

Team (likely): Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Zubayr Hamza, Vernon Philander, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj.

ENGLAND

World ranking: 4

Coach: Chris Silverwood

Captain: Joe Root

Team (likely): Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Sam Curran.

PREVIOUS CENTURION TESTS

1995 - Match drawn

2000 - England won by two wickets

2005 - Match drawn

2009 - Match drawn

2016 - South African won by 280 runs

Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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