Proteas recall Rilee Rossouw after six-year absence

Rilee Rossouw.Rilee Rossouw.

Batsman Rilee Rossouw has been named in South Africa’s squad for July 2022’s T20I series against England.

Rossouw has not played international cricket since 2016. He has featured in English county cricket and several domestic T20 leagues around the world for several years.

Batsman David Miller will captain the squad in the absence of the injured Temba Bavuma.

Batsman Tristan Stubbs has been retained and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo recalled.

The uncapped Gerald Coetzee has also been included.

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Proteas’ squad for T20I series against England

  1. David Miller (captain)
  2. Gerald Coetzee
  3. Quinton de Kock
  4. Reeza Hendricks
  5. Heinrich Klaasen
  6. Keshav Maharaj
  7.  Aiden Markram
  8. Lungi Ngidi
  9. Anrich Nortje
  10. Wayne Parnell
  11. Andile Phehlukwayo
  12. Dwaine Pretorius
  13. Kagiso Rabada
  14. Rilee Rossouw
  15. Tabraiz Shamsi
  16. Tristan Stubbs
  17. Rassie van der Dussen

What chief selector Victor Mpitsang said

“The T20 format is a high priority for us at the moment because of T20 World Cup coming up in a few short months in Australia,” said Mpitsang.

“We are looking to give opportunities to players that we are interested in seeing and working out the best combinations.

“We are also trying to balance our desire to maintain enough consistency within the set-up that the players are used to playing together as a team by the time they reach Australia for the World Cup. This series will go a long way in helping us achieve all of those objectives.”

The Proteas will play three T20Is against England in late July. The same squad will contest two T20Is against Ireland in early August.

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