After a majority of the test playing nations resumed its cricketing operations, it is now time for South Africa as they’re set to host England. This tour begins with three ODIs and the same number of T20 Internationals from November 27. Cricket South Africa (CSA) has declared a consolidated 24-man combined squad for both ODIs and T20s.
South Africa last played cricket in March against Australia and had headed out to India in the very month to confront Team India. But with COVID-19 infection concerns, the tour was deferred and from that point forward, they haven’t played any cricket.
Though we did see players like Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Faf Du Plessis, Imran Tahir feature in the recently concluded IPL where Mumbai Indians emerged champions for the fifth time in history.
I’m looking forward to an exciting return – Graeme Smith
CSA’s Director of Cricket Graeme recently spoke to Cricbuzz where he said the squad selection for this tour has been made keeping in mind the T20 World Cup which is to take place next year in India.
“This is an important season for the team, with an ICC T20 World Cup coming up late next year in India. I’m sure that the T20 series, in particular, is going to boast some explosive performances for cricket fans to enjoy at home. An ODI series against the reigning World Champions will always bring a level of excitement of its own. I’m looking forward to an exciting return to international cricket for our Proteas,” he said according to Cricbuzz.
South Africa squad for England ODIs and T20Is:
Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Faf du Plessis, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, David Miller , Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla , Jon-Jon Smuts, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne