Nandre Burger on Proteas inclusion: Being rewarded is a privilege and honour

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Western Province seamer Nandre Burger has been named in the Proteas’ squad for this month’s T20I, ODI and Test series against India.

Burger toured Pakistan with the Proteas in 2021, but has not yet been capped at international level.

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“It’s a massive honour and privilege. I’m looking forward to what I can learn and bring to that environment. I feel like as a cricketer you always dream about playing for the proteas,” said Burger.

“I think I care about Western Province and I want Western Province to win, so that’s the mindset I will go with into the national set-up – wanting the Proteas to win. Being rewarded is a privilege and an honour.

Left-armer Burger was with Western Province for this season’s title-winning One-Day Cup campaign – and has been competing in the 4-Day Domestic Series.

“Obviously I’ve had a couple of injuries in the last two, three seasons. I don’t think there’s a secret. I think it’s just hard work and I’m trying to stay true to myself and do what I think I can do,” he added.

Proteas’ squads for series against India

Proteas’ T20I squad

  1. Aiden Markram (captain, Titans)
  2. Ottniel Baartman (Dolphins)
  3. Matthew Breetzke (Warriors)
  4. Nandre Burger (Western Province)
  5. Gerald Coetzee (Titans)
  6. Donovan Ferreira (Titans)
  7. Reeza Hendricks (Lions)
  8. Marco Jansen (Warriors)
  9. Heinrich Klaasen (Titans)
  10. Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins)
  11. David Miller (Dolphins)
  12. Lungi Ngidi (Titans)
  13. Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins)
  14. Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans)
  15. Tristan Stubbs (Warriors)
  16. Lizaad Williams (Titans)

Proteas’ ODI squad

  1. Aiden Markram (captain, Titans)
  2. Ottniel Baartman (Dolphins)
  3. Nandre Burger (Western Province)
  4. Tony de Zorzi (Western Province)
  5. Reeza Hendricks (Lions)
  6. Heinrich Klaasen (Titans)
  7. Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins)
  8. Mihlali Mpongwana (Western Province)
  9. David Miller (Dolphins)
  10. Wiaan Mulder (Lions)
  11. Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins)
  12. Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans)
  13. Rassie van der Dussen (Lions)
  14. Kyle Verreynne (Western Province)
  15. Lizaad Williams (Titans)

Proteas’ Test squad

  1. Temba Bavuma (captain, Lions)
  2. David Bedingham (Western Province)
  3. Nandre Burger (Western Province)
  4. Gerald Coetzee (Titans)
  5. Tony de Zorzi (Western Province)
  6. Dean Elgar (Titans)
  7. Marco Jansen (Warriors)
  8. Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins)
  9. Aiden Markram (Titans)
  10. Wiaan Mulder (Lions)
  11. Lungi Ngidi (Titans)
  12. Keegan Petersen (Boland)
  13. Kagiso Rabada (Lions)
  14. Tristan Stubbs (Warriors)
  15. Kyle Verreynne (Western Province)

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