Faf du Plessis and pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada have been recalled into the South African fold for a Twenty20 series against Australia that gets under way on Friday.
Both teams had already announced they would be wearing Black Lives Matter logos on their shirts during the three-match series.
Stuart Broad starred with both bat and ball before Jofra Archer marked his return to international duty with a wicket on the second day of the deciding third Test against the West Indies at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Roston Chase and Shane Dowrich shared an unbeaten 49-run partnership to get the West Indies out of some bother and into a first-innings lead of 31 over England at tea on day three of the first Test at Southampton on Friday.
It will be Test cricket but not as we've known it when England face the West Indies in the opening match of a "bio-secure" series at Southampton starting on Wednesday.
The circumstances will be surreal with the COVID-19 pandemic meaning no fans will be present in the bio-secure environment — the only sounds being the thump of leather on willow, the chit-chat between the players and some piped-in crowd effects.
The news will be a massive financial blow to embattled Cricket South Africa (CSA) and also casts doubt on their ability to host future tours, with Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Australia all set to play in the country in the coming months.
The Proteas are scheduled to reach Karachi on Jan.16, serving out a period of quarantine before taking part in the first Test ,which starts from Jan.26 at the National Stadium in Karachi.
An unusual match involving three teams was played in an empty SuperSport Park in Centurion, making it difficult to judge whether the new form of the game, branded 3T Cricket, had the potential for major spectator appeal.
South Africa earned commiseration while all the congratulations came Australia’s way as the Proteas’ hard luck continued in the World Cup, they defeated England by 10 runs in their last match nevertheless failed to qualify for the semi-final of the showpiece event in Sharjah on Saturday.