England draft batsman Bopara

England have drafted in Essex batsman Ravi Bopara to replace former captain Michael Vaughan for the fourth Test against South Africa at The Oval.

England have drafted in Essex batsman Ravi Bopara to replace former captain Michael Vaughan for the fourth Test against South Africa at The Oval.

An emotional Vaughan resigned the captaincy on Sunday after a poor showing and ruled himself out of selection for the Test match, which starts on Thursday.

He has been replaced by South African-born batsman Kevin Pietersen.

Stuart Broad and Steve Harmison keep their places in the 13-man England squad for Pietersen's debut as captain.

South African played a magnificent 154 not out and leads the series - BBC

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