By CricketCountry Staff
Leeds: Aug 2, 2012
Steven Finn returned to England team in place of spinner Graeme Swann, as captain Andrew Strauss won the toss and elected to bowl against South Africa in their second Test match at Headingley in Leeds on Thursday.
England's ranking as the number one Test team is under threat after they were beaten by an innings and 12 runs in the first Test at the Oval last week, with the hosts taking only two wickets while South Africa piled up 637 runs in their only innings.
Swann revealed that the England players spent two hours analysing their defeat immediately after the first Test and England coach Andy Flower insisted that confidence remains high and that the team could come back strongly.
England: Andrew Strauss (c), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, James Taylor, Matt Prior (wk), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, James Anderson
South Africa: Graeme Smith (c), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), Jacques Rudolph, JP Duminy, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir