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Vishal Mehra ∙ Aug 24 2022, 11:15 AM

ENG vs SA | Ollie Robinson replaces Matthew Potts as hosts announce playing XI for Manchester Test



image-l77g9fbhOllie Robinson replaces Matthew Potts (PC: Twitter)

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced England's playing XI for the second Test against South Africa starting tomorrow (August 25). Ben Stokes'-led side will have only one change from the Lord's Test, paceman Ollie Robinson replacing Matthew Potts.

​Robinson, who last played a Test in 'The Ashes' Down Under, has been plagued with injuries ever since and missed the series against West Indies (a), New Zealand (h), and India (h). He has played nine Tests, picking up 39 wickets at an average of 21.28.

Potts managed just two wickets in the first Test, getting the better of Keegan Petersen and Kagiso Rabada.

Despite much criticism from fans and ex-players Zak Crawley continues to find the backing of Stokes and team management after a string of failures. 

Bowling duties will again be marshalled by Stuart Broad and James Anderson, with Jack Leach being the lone spinner.

South Africa lead the series 1-0

image-l77gwnkxSouth Africa won the first Test at Lord's (PC: Twitter)

Dean Elgar-skipped South Africa trampled all over England in the first Test, winning the match by an innings and 12 runs. Rabada wreaked havoc over the English batters in the first innings, while a devastating spell of bowling by Anrich Nortje in the second innings folded the home side for under 150.

England will be under pressure to deny the visitors a series win, and will look to take the series into the third and final Test at The Oval.


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