JOHANNESBURG: South Africa can be with out quite a lot of key gamers for his or her three One-day Internationals in Sri Lanka subsequent month, however count on their huge weapons to return for the Twenty20 sequence that follows as they construct in the direction of the World Cup within the United Arab Emirates.
South Africa play three ODIs in Colombo from Sept 2 to 7, however can be with out main batsman Quinton de Kock (rested), highly effective middle-order hitter David Miller (hamstring harm) and seamer Lungi Ngidi (private causes).
All-rounder Dwaine Pretorius will return to the squads for each sequence after an harm lay-off that noticed him miss profitable excursions to West Indies and Eire in current months.
The lacking trio has been included within the expanded 19-man squad for the T20 Internationals, which may also be staged in Colombo from Sept 10 to 14, a month earlier than the World Cup begins.
However former captain Faf du Plessis was a notable omission for the white-ball tour. The 37-year-old retired from Take a look at cricket in February, however mentioned he remained out there for South Africa in white-ball cricket. He has not performed for the nation in any format since.
“The next two years are ICC T20 World Cup years,” du Plessis mentioned in a press release when he introduced his retirement. “Because of this, my focus is shifting to this format and I want to play as much of it as possible around the world so that I can be the best player I can possibly be.”
Victor Mpitsang, convener of the South African selectors, mentioned there had been ‘conversations’ with du Plessis.
“He was available for the Sri Lanka tour, but the selectors felt there would be more benefit in giving experience of sub-continental conditions to the group of players who have represented South Africa in recent series.”
Mpitsang added du Plessis can be thought-about for World Cup choice.
South Africa gained their T20 sequence in opposition to world champions West Indies and Eire, and can as soon as once more be captained by Temba Bavuma in each codecs.
ODI: Temba Bavuma (captain), Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams.
Twenty20: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Sisanda Magala, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
Printed in Daybreak, August 13th, 2021