Proteas name squad for tour of Sri Lanka

File image: Junior Dala.

South Africa’s squads for next month’s ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka have been confirmed.

All-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has been named in both squads, after missing recent tours of the West Indies and Ireland due to medical reasons.

Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi will miss the ODI series due to personal reasons. Fast bowler Junior Dala has been included in the ODI squad.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and batsman David Miller will also miss the ODI series. De Kock has been injured, while Miller is nursing an injury.

ODI squad

  1. Temba Bavuma (captain)
  2. Junior Dala
  3. Beuran Hendricks
  4. Reeza Hendricks
  5. Heinrich Klaasen
  6. George Linde
  7. Janneman Malan
  8. Keshav Maharaj
  9. Aiden Markram
  10. Wiaan Mulder
  11. Anrich Nortje
  12. Andile Phehlukwayo
  13. Dwaine Pretorius
  14. Kagiso Rabada
  15. Tabraiz Shamsi
  16. Rassie van der Dussen
  17. Kyle Verreynne
  18. Lizaad Williams

T20I squad

  1. Temba Bavuma (captain)
  2. Quinton de Kock
  3. Bjorn Fortuin
  4. Beuran Hendricks
  5. Reeza Hendricks
  6. Heinrich Klaasen
  7. George Linde
  8. Keshav Maharaj
  9. Sisanda Magala
  10. Aiden Markram
  11. David Miller
  12. Wiaan Mulder
  13. Lungi Ngidi
  14. Anrich Nortje
  15. Dwaine Pretorius
  16. Kagiso Rabada
  17. Tabraiz Shamsi
  18. Rassie van der Dussen
  19. Lizaad Williams

Sri Lanka and South Africa will contest three ODIs and as many T20Is from 2 to 14 September 2021. All the matches will be played at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo.

What CSA convenor of selectors Victor Mpitsang said

“The selection panel is pleased to announce the squads that will go to Sri Lanka at the end of this month. After the white-ball teams’ successes in the West Indies and Ireland, we are excited to have them back in action and continuing their preparation for the T20 World Cup later this year,” said Mpitsang.

“With the many coronavirus-induced bio-bubbles that the touring squads have had to endure, it is pleasing to have the majority of our players available for action and we look forward to watching them in the very different conditions of Sri Lanka.

“I would like to wish Temba Bavuma and Mark Boucher all the best for what we know will be a challenging tour, but we have every confidence in the squads selected and the leadership behind them.”

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