RSA vs ENG 1st ODI Postponed: A rather disappointing news came recently that the first ODI has been Postponed/Called off after a South Africa player tested COVID-19 positive. The England team that had arrived at the ground has been sent back to the hotel now. ENG vs SA 1st ODI has been postponed due to infringing the COVID-19 protocols. So, the first Betway One-Day International will be rescheduled for the upcoming Sunday, followed by the second ODI on Monday and the final on Wednesday. Now, Both teams are back in the bubble.
The match officials and all involved in the match, the Acting CEO of CSA, Kugandrie Govender as well as the CEO of the ECB, Tom Harrison, have agreed to postpone the first fixture to Sunday on the same venue.
"Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the England Cricket Board (ECB) would like to announce the postponement of the first Betway One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series to Sunday, 06 December 2020. This decision results from a player from the Proteas team testing positive for COVID-19 after the teams’ last round of scheduled testing performed on Thursday ahead of the ODIs, Cricket South Africa has given a statement.
South Africa: Quinton De Kock (C/WK), Temba Bavuma, JJ Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf Du Plessis, George Linde, Lutho Sipamla, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Andile Pheklukwayo, Anrich Nortje
England: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Chris Woakes, Reece Topley, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM Local and 4:30 PM IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town