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South Africa win toss, bat vs England

South Africa have won the toss and chosen to bat first in the third and final T20I against England at Newlands.

Holding an unassailable 2-0 lead, England will be looking to sweep the series while the hosts will be keen to turn the tables after two close finishes ahead of their three-match ODI contest beginning on Friday at the same venue. Victory for England would also mean they draw level with Australia at the top of the ICC rankings.

England have named an unchanged side. South Africa, meanwhile, are missing Kagiso Rabada, who is suffering from a niggle, and Heinrich Klaasen, who is ill. They have brought in Lutho Sipamla and Pite van Biljon.

“We would have liked to bat first – it will take a little bit of turn, with the benefit of hindsight we’d have bowled differently in the first game, but today’s a tough challenge,” Eoin Morgan told Sky Sports. “We thought of bringing in a spinner in Moeen Ali, but we don’t want to take our winning mentality for granted with our best squad available. We want guys to have complete transparency in their roles.”

“I’ts a used wicket and will get slower in the second half of the innings,” said Quinton de Kock.

South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (capt, wk), 2 Temba Bavuma, 3 Reeza Hendricks, 4 Faf du Plessis, 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 Pite van Biljon, 7 George Linde, 8 Anrich Nortje, 9 Lutho Sipamla, 10 Lungi Ngidi, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi

England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Eoin Morgan (capt), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Tom Curran, 9 Chris Jordan, 10 Jofra Archer, 11 Adil Rashid



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Anderson managed just four overs in the 2019 Ashes after a recurrence of a calf injury ruled him out in the opening moments of the first Test. In the aftermath, he concedes he was struggling with the prospect of more rehabilitation work and it required the intervention of his wife, Daniella, to persuade him to continue.

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