AUS vs SA 2022: Cricket South Africa on Monday announced 16 member Test squad for three-match Test Series against Australia beginning on December 17 in Brisbane. The board has included Rassie Van Der Dussen & Temba Bavuma in the announced squad.
CSA has also handed a maiden red ball call-up to talented Gerald Coetzee who has been the highest wicket takers for knights in their four-day franchise series held in 2021. Earlier he created a stir in World Cricket after finishing the U-19 World Cup 2018 as South Africa’s second-highest wicket-taker.
South Africa will concentrate more on its batting after their poor performance in their previous Test series where they got bowled twice within a period of two days. Bavuma & Dussen returning to the squad will ease some of their pressure. However, they will find a way to compensate for the absence of Keegan Petersen.
With Markram being ruled out of the Australia tour, the onus will come on Khaya Zondo & Theunis De Bruyn to fill in Markram’s shoes. Bruyn who hasn’t played any International cricket since 2019 has been named into the squad on the back of his vital century in first-class cricket. First-choice spinner Keshav Maharaj has recovered from his groin injury which he sustained during t20 World Cup 2022 & is clear to feature in the Australia Test series.
South Africa will depart for Australia on December 1 for three-match Test series. They are currently placed at the No 2 spot on the WTC Points table & will face stiff competition in the race of the finals to be played in England in June 2023.
Australia vs South Africa 2022 Schedule
Dec 9-12: Tour game in Brisbane
Dec 17-21: 1st Test in Brisbane
Dec 26-30: 2nd Test in Melbourne
Jan 4-8: 3rd Test, Sydney
AUS vs SA 2022: South Africa Test Squad
Temba Bavuma, Dean Elgar, Gerald Coetzee, Simon Harmer, Theunis De Bruyn, Marco Jansen, Sarel Erwee, Heinrich klaasen, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Glenton Stuurman, Kyle Verreynne, Rassie Van Der Dussen & Khaya Zondo.
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