As England and South Africa fight it out for the No. 1 Test rankings, a lot will depend on their strike bowlers James Anderson and Dale Steyn respectively. With the English conditions helping the bowlers it is going to be the form of the cherry hurlers, which will decide their team’s fortunes.
Ranked No. 3 in the world James Anderson is keen to swing it for England (Read here). “Now it's more exciting. You want to play in big games. You want to test yourself against the best in the world, which is what's going to happen in the next few weeks,” he said in Daily Mail.
With the Duke ball in his hand and the conditions familiar to him, the England pacer has all the chances to tilt the advantage in his team’s favour. But they will be up against a South African side known for their resilience, who will not be an easy prey.