South Africa has announced their squad for the England tour on Wednesday. However, there are few surprises in the store. Temba Bavuma, South Africa’s regular skipper, has been ruled out of the tour because of an elbow injury.
Bavuma sustained an injury on the recent tour of India. He reportedly needs another eight weeks to recover fully. In his absence, David Miller has been named as T20 captain, and Keshav Maharaj has been named the ODI skipper for the upcoming tour.
Left-handed batsman Rilee Rossouw returns to the T20 match after 5 years. Kagiso Rabada will only play in the T20 match. Right-arm fast bowler Gerald Coetzee earns a maiden T20 call-up.
Cricket South Africa
Cricket South Africa (CSA) Convenor of Selectors, Victor Mpitsang, said, “The T20 format is a high priority for us at the moment because of ICC T20 World Cup coming up in a few short months in Australia.”
The upcoming multi-format tour of England will start on July 19 in Chester-le-Street.
South Africa squad for the England tour
Keshav Maharaj (c), Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Lizaad Williams, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne, Tabraiz Shamsi
David Miller (c), Gerald Coetzee, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wayne Parnell
Dean Elgar (c), Sarel Erwee, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Lutho Sipamla, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Khaya Zondo, Glenton Stuurman, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Duanne Olivier, Keegan Petersen