Dewald Brevis, South Africa’s latest batting prodigy, is making his case for national selection with each outing, and speculation about his inclusion in the senior men’s set-up is growing. Recognizing this, Cricket South Africa director Enoch Nkwe stated that the board is working on a plan to include him in the national team.
Brevis hasn’t looked back since breaking onto the scene in the U19 World Cup 2022. He has been scoring runs for fun and has been selected for many top T20 franchises around the world. His ability to make big shots and his temperament to hold his ground in difficult situations make him a valuable team player.
Nkwe, the CSA director during a press conference at the CSA headquarters recently said that “There’s a lot of noise around Brevis, we know how good he is, he has shown it now in the SA20, he has played some good cricket and has been consistent especially when it comes to T20 cricket.”
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He added that “In terms of these youngsters, the reality moving forward, we might have to have to do the David Warner approach, where there’s going to be the transition phases from the U19 into professional. It might be through T20 cricket, then ODI and then Test cricket, that’s something that we foresee happening in the future.”
Brevis is affectionately known as “Baby AB,” and there’s a reason for that. Because of his incredible playing style and flamboyant stroke play, he was given the name. He is a top prospect with many similarities to South African cricketing legend AB de Villiers. Even South African greats have praised Brevis’s incredible batting performances, demonstrating his talent.
Brevis is currently playing for MI Cape Town in the inaugural SA20 tournament and has already proven his worth.