South Africa have named their squad for his or her three-match ICC World Take a look at Championship sequence towards India, beginning 26 December.
Duanne Olivier makes a return to the facet, having final performed a Take a look at towards Sri Lanka in 2019. The uncapped Glenton Stuurman and Prenelan Subrayen had been additionally named within the facet, whereas Sisanda Magala and Ryan Rickelton earned maiden Take a look at call-ups.
Other than that, the squad is identical because the one which efficiently toured West Indies in June, and got here away with a 2-0 win. This will likely be Dean Elgar’s first dwelling sequence after taking on as captain on a everlasting foundation.
“We because the Selectors are excited for the return of Take a look at cricket,” stated Victor Mpitsang, CSA’s convenor of selectors. “This format is essential to CSA and conserving it related and alive is likely one of the organisation’s priorities.
“We’re actually wanting ahead to the return of Dean Elgar and his males, it’s been a protracted few months for the reason that final time we noticed them dominate within the West Indies.”
Olivier’s inclusion comes on the again of encouraging performances within the home circuit – he leads the first-class wickets charts this season with 28 scalps at 11.14 – and bolsters the tempo choices at South Africa’s disposal, with all of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Beuran Hendricks and Marco Jansen within the facet, to not point out the uncapped Stuurman and Magala.
In blow for the hosts, Anrich Nortje was dominated out of the sequence after failing to get better adequately from a persistent harm.
Keshav Maharaj will lead the spin division, however there was no place for Tabraiz Shamsi, who misses out regardless of that includes within the Caribbean.
“We’re assured within the group that now we have chosen and consider absolutely in backing the expertise that now we have unearthed and cultivated over the past couple of seasons and giving gamers the backing that they deserve after they have constantly carried out nicely over a major time period.
“This Take a look at sequence can be necessary when it comes to getting some factors within the Take a look at Championship desk and we’re assured that this group will decide up from the place they left off and provides us a great present on dwelling soil.”
The sequence will start on Boxing Day with the primary of three Assessments at Centurion, with Johannesburg and Cape City internet hosting the remaining two Assessments. The perimeters may also contest in three ODIs in Paarl and Cape City from 19 to 23 January.
Squad: Dean Elgar (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Quinton de Kock (wk), Kagiso Rabada , Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Prenelan Subrayen, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duanne Olivier