South Africa announces squads for white ball series for the England & Ireland Tour & what comes as a major jolt is that their limited-overs captain Temba Bavuma has been ruled out of their all-format tour of England and two T20Is against Ireland after picking up an elbow injury during the recent T20Is in India.
In Bavuma’s absence, Keshav Maharaj & David Miller have been named as the Captains of the ODI & T20I teams. As per the reports, Temba Bavuma will take around eight weeks to recover completely from the elbow injury. As it is said with bad news comes good news along with it & the same is the case with the South Africa team who will see the return of swashbuckling player Rilee Rossouw.
The 32-year-old prolific batter had played his last International fixture in October 2016 during the T20 World Cup in India, and after signing a Kolpak deal with Hampshire, hasn’t turned out for South Africa again. However, after being named in the T20I squad Rossouw is all set to play for the National team. On the other hand, pacer Gerald Coetzee has received a maiden call-up to the T20I squad. Both Rossouw & Coetzee will play in Ireland T20I series. Their front-line pacer Kagiso Rabada has been rested for the ODI series as a part of his workload management.
South Africa’s tour of England & Ireland will run from July 19 to September 12. They will first play three ODIs, three T20Is and three Tests against England followed by two T20Is against Ireland in Bristol. The tour will begin with the white-ball games against England, followed by the matches against Ireland, before the three-match Test series against England.
South Africa Test squad:
Dean Elgar (capt), Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Ryan Rickelton, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, Simon Harmer, Lutho Sipamla, Keshav Maharaj, Glenton Stuurman, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje.
Keshav Maharaj (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams.
South Africa T20I squad:
David Miller (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, Rilee Rossouw, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Gerald Coetzee.
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