Top cricket set for Buffalo Park
International cricket is set for a return to Buffalo Park in the coming Proteas home season when the hosts will take on England in the first T20 international of the series in East London in February next year.
Buffalo Park has seen a rise in fixtures over the past few years, hosting one-day matches with the Proteas taking on West Indies and Bangladesh in 2015 and 2017 respectively and a T20 against Zimbabwe in 2018.
They will now face arguably their most high profile opposition at Buffalo Park since they last faced England in 2005, which was a one-day match.
It is all set to be a fierce series, especially with the last effects of this year’s Cricket World Cup, in which the Proteas take on England in the opener next week Thursday, sure to still be fresh in the mind of all of the players.
It will also be an interesting test of the Proteas winning run at the ground, with their last loss at Buffalo Park coming in a T20 match against New Zealand in 2012, with them then winning all three following matches against the West Indies, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe comfortably. It will also be interesting to see what kind of team the Proteas pick, with a strong side on the cards due to opposition strength.
However, there may a chance of East London seeing former Hudson Park star Sinethemba Qeshile, who made his T20 international debut for the Proteas against Sri Lanka earlier this year, in action on his home ground which would generate much more excitement for the crowd.
The Proteas take on England at Buffalo Park on February 12, 2020...