Tony de Zorzi and Jason Smith in for South Africa A

File image: Tony de Zorzi.

Batsman Tony de Zorzi and all-rounder Jason Smith have been named in South Africa A’s squad for late November and early December 2021’s series against India A.

The 14-man squad features seven players capped at international level. Batsman Pieter Malan will captain the team.

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South Africa A squad for India A series

  1. Pieter Malan (captain)
  2. Sarel Erwee
  3. Dominic Hendricks
  4. Raynard van Tonder
  5. Sinethemba Qeshile
  6. Senuran Muthusammy
  7. Marco Jansen
  8. Migael Pretorius
  9. Beuran Hendricks
  10. Lutho Sipamla
  11. Glenton Stuurman
  12. George Linde
  13. Jason Smith
  14. Tony de Zorzi

CSA convenor of selectors Victor Mpitsang said

“Test cricket remains one of CSA’s key focus areas, along with ensuring that the format continues to thrive and hold relevance in our country. It is therefore vital that a steady stream of talent continues to emerge from our high performance programme,” said Mpitsang.

“The Covid-19 pandemic saw the disruption of the South Africa A team’s fixtures and CSA is pleased to see the return of content for this programme. We are looking forward to more tours for this team in particular, as the A team programme is a crucial one to CSA’s overall pipeline strategy.

“The senior South Africa and India teams will be clashing this summer here at home, so this is an ideal opportunity for players with Proteas ambitions to put their hands up and make a case for themselves.

“The panel and I wish Pieter and coach Malibongwe Maketa everything of the best ahead of this very important series.”

South Africa A v India A schedule

  • First four-day match: 23 to 26 November 2021, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • Second four-day match: 29 November to 2 December 2021, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein
  • Third four-day match: 6 to 9 December 2021, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein

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