Andrew Strauss On England Vs South Africa
19 Jul 2012
One of the most anticipated Cricket games will be played today in the 1st Test Day Cricket taking place at The Oval today between England vs South Africa.
England Cricket Captain Andrew Strauss said that the from a player’s point of you that it was "up there with the Ashes".
He also said of the match “...It is hard, competitive cricket between two good sides going toe-to-toe.”
Andrew Strauss also confirmed that Ravi Bopara would make his 13th Test appearance for the first time in a year and said of the advantages of having a confident bowler: "He's a good guy to have at six for us and I'm sure he'll be really glad to grab this opportunity with both hands and cement that spot."
Kevin Pieterson has been confirmed as part of the Test team but has been left out of the England ICC World Tewent20 squad after he announced his retirement recently.
Strauss said he was expecting a tough time with the England vs South Africa match but said "When you're long in the tooth, as I am, you look forward to those challenges.
"It's not [just] going to be a battle between the opening bowlers and opening batters - everyone has got to put their hand up to be prepared to play tough cricket to win this series."
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