Pakistan tour: Ontong to lead SA Invitation XI

2013-01-17 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Cape Cobras captain Justin Ontong will lead the South African Invitation XI to play against Pakistan in the four-day tour opener at Buffalo Park, from January 25 to 28.

Coach Vincent Barnes commented: “We were not able to consider players from either the

Titans or the Highveld Lions as they will be playing their outstanding Sunfoil Series match over the same weekend, which is why it will be a South African Invitation XI rather than South Africa ‘A’.

“It is nevertheless a very strong team drawn from the other four franchises and includes five players who have represented the Proteas across the various formats.

“We have achieved a balance between established franchise players who have been doing well in the Sunfoil Series …

“The same applies to the management team where we are creating the opportunity to experience the international environment.”

Wayne Parnell is making good progress in his rehab programme and is expected to be fit in time for the game.

SA INVITATION XI

Justin Ontong (Cape Cobras, captain), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Cody Chetty (Dolphins), Ayabulela Gqamane (Warriors), Simon Harmer (Warriors), Beuran Hendricks (Cape Cobras), Davy Jacobs (Warriors), Wayne Parnell (Warriors), Andrew Puttick (Cape Cobras), Vaughn van Jaarsveld (Dolphins), Stiaan van Zyl (Cape Cobras), Dane Vilas (Cape Cobras).

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