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England tour South Africa for a three-match T20I series despite an internal conflict in the South African cricket board and rising coronavirus cases. 

Cricwizz analyses some key players who can swing the fortunes for their side in the series:

 1) Jos Buttler 

The explosive right-hander is fresh off a successful IPL where he smashed 328 runs for Rajasthan Royals at a strike rate of 144. He can hit the ball in any direction on the ground. He is very quick with his hands and has an uncanny ability to find gaps in the field. He is an important cog in the wheel for England and can win matches single-handedly. He will also have to wear the gloves for his side in addition to being the vice-captain.

Buttler would look to establish strong partnerships for his side with the likes of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. (Image Credits - Getty Images)  England
Buttler would look to establish strong partnerships for his side with the likes of Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. (Image Credits - Getty Images)

2) Quinton De Kock  

The South African skipper is in the middle of a purple patch after hitting 503 runs for the IPL champions, Mumbai Indians. He is a humongous talent often compared to Australian legend Adam Gilchrist. He is known for his effective counter-attacking at the top. He can also read the game from behind the wickets by donning the gloves.

Being the South African cricketer of the year, De Kock will have the additional responsibility to lead from the front. (Image Credits - Getty Images)  England
Being the South African cricketer of the year, De Kock will have the additional responsibility to lead from the front. (Image Credits - Getty Images)

3) Ben Stokes 

The world's best all-rounder at the moment is an aggressive cricketer with infectious energy. Stokes is an attacking southpaw and can bowl at high speeds with the ball to take crucial breakthroughs for his side. He is known for his consistency as much as his impressive performances on the field. Since he is not going to play the three-match ODI series, he would give his all for the T20's.

Having opened the innings for Rajasthan in the IPL, Stokes will play a key role in the middle order for England alongside Eoin Morgan. Moeen Ali, and Sam Curran. (Image Credits - Getty Images)  England
Having opened the innings for Rajasthan in the IPL, Stokes will play a key role in the middle order for England alongside Eoin Morgan. Moeen Ali, and Sam Curran. (Image Credits - Getty Images)

4) Kagiso Rabada 

He is a tearaway pacer who can trouble the batsmen with his fiery speed and intimidating bounce. He has rapidly risen through the ranks with his conventional swing bowling and ability to move the ball by hitting the deck hard with his natural height. De Kock would depend on him to unsettle England in the death overs with his toe-crushers. He took 30 wickets in the IPL this year and was adjudged as the purple cap holder.

Rabada will look to deliver the breakthroughs at the start by teaming up with his fellow pacemen, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje. (Image Credits - Reuters)  England
Rabada will look to deliver the breakthroughs at the start by teaming up with his fellow pacemen, Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje. (Image Credits - Reuters)

5) Jofra Archer 

He is a crafty fast bowler blessed with genuine pace. Archer has a strong yorker and an effective heavy ball. He will play a critical role for his side in the slog overs. He can also strike big hits towards the end of the innings with his incredible ball-striking as seen in the IPL and is also an excellent fielder. He scalped 20 wickets in this year's IPL at an economy rate of just 6.55.

Archer will look to trouble the African batsman like De Kock, Du Plessis, and David Miller with his clever variations and change of pace. (Image Credits - Agence France-Presse)  England
Archer will look to trouble the African batsman like De Kock, Du Plessis, and David Miller with his clever variations and change of pace. (Image Credits - Agence France-Presse)

All the above-mentioned players will have their task cut out as their side's chances of victory hinges on their form.

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