- Ben Stokes as the English Test-cricket captain has won 3 out of his last 4 Test matches
- In 2019, Stokes guided England to the ODI World Cup victory under the leadership of Eoin Morgan
- Ben Stokes announced his retirement from ODI cricket earlier this year
ENG vs SA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on August 17, 2022, announced the FTP (Future Tour Program) scheduled for 2023-27. According to the latest FTP issued by the ICC, India, Australia, and England will play a total of 63 Test matches out of which England with 22 Test matches will play the most number of matches. The ICC has been under heavy criticism for some time for giving a free hand to franchise cricket, especially the Indian Premier League. Cricket broadcaster like Nasser Hussain earlier had spoken about the pressure that the players are enduring and has called the English cricket schedule a joke. On the contrary, player-turned-broadcaster Ravi Shastri has called for an end to mindless bilateral series and feels that international cricket should only return when there is a world cup.