PRETORIA (Reuters) - Factbox on the first test between South Africa and England, which begins on Thursday:
Dec. 26-30 (10 a.m local time/0800 GMT)
SuperSport Park, Centurion (22,000 capacity)
Umpires: Kumar Dharmesena (Sri Lanka), Chris Gaffaney (New Zealand)
Third umpire: Paul Reifffel (Australia)
Match referee: Andy pycroft (Zimbabwe)
World ranking: 3
Coach: Mark Boucher
Captain: Faf du Plessis
Team (likely): Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Zubayr Hamza, Vernon Philander, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj.
World ranking: 4
Coach: Chris Silverwood
Captain: Joe Root
Team (likely): Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Denly, Joe Root (captain), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Sam Curran.
PREVIOUS CENTURION TESTS
1995 - Match drawn
2000 - England won by two wickets
2005 - Match drawn
2009 - Match drawn
2016 - South African won by 280 runs
Compiled by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson
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