South Africa captain Dean Elgar is treating the Test series decider against England at the Oval "like a World Cup final" as the Proteas seek to recover from a heavy defeat.
England and South Africa go into Thursday’s final Test at The Oval without key batsmen as each looks to secure a series that is intriguingly poised at 1-1 after emphatic victories by both sides.
Captain Dean Elgar believes South Africa’s fearsome four-prong pace attack will only get better as he admits he is unsure of what the wicket holds for the second Test against England at Old Trafford that starts on Thursday.
South Africa fast bowler Anrich Nortje paid tribute to captain Dean Elgar's "honesty" after the Proteas' innings and 12-run rout of England in the first Test at Lord's.
South Africa captain Dean Elgar says he does not fear "Bazball" as the Proteas seek to inflict England's first Test defeat of their swashbuckling new era under the leadership of Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum.
South Africa stand-in skipper Dean Elgar says Kagiso Rabada's ban from the second match of the England series is a "big loss for Test cricket" and not just the Proteas.
South Africa have a new captain, new openers, a new wicketkeeper and have rotated through four different spinners but they have enjoyed success in the midst of all that.