South Africa bat du Plessis, Morris return

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South Africa bat du Plessis, Morris return 


South Africa won the filing and batted first on a shady morning in Nottingham. England boss Joe Root surrendered he would have thumped down a few sticks at first had he won the throw. 

With Kagiso Rabada suspended, South Africa have obtained Duanne Olivier for his second Test, while Faf du Plessis returns to lead consequently to having to return to South Africa for the presentation of his child. He replaces the dropped JP Duminy. Thumping down a few sticks all-rounder Chris Morris came set up of batting all-rounder Theunis de Bruyn. 

England, who won the Central Test at Lord's by 211 runs, are unaltered. That enables James Anderson to add to his number of 53 Test wickets at Trent Bridge; nobody has ensured more. 

The preoccupation is being played on a comparable surface used for the 2015 Ashes Test when Australia was shaken the knocking down some pins rear way out for 60 by lunch. 

While the sun overcame the fogs likewise as the heave was taken, dull fogs liber around the ground prescribing a believability of rain later. 

England 1 Alastair Cook, 2 Keaton Jennings, 3 Gary Ballance, 4 Joe Root (capt), 5 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Liam Dawson, 9 Stuart Broad, 10 Mark Wood, 11 James Anderson 

South Africa 1 Dean Elgar, 2 Heino Kuhn, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Faf du Plessis (capt), 5 Temba Bavuma, 6 Quinton de Kock (wk), 7 Chris Morris, 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Duanne Olivier, 11 Morne Morkel

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