Proteas

SA squad named for remaining Tests, ODI series

Linda Zondi (Gallo Imahges)
Linda Zondi (Gallo Imahges)

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Friday named an unchanged Proteas squad for the remaining two Tests against England as well as a 14-man squad for the five-match ODI series.

Fxitures: Proteas v England, Test and ODI fixtures

“We were highly encouraged by the performance put up by the Proteas at Newlands,” commented CSA selection convener, Linda Zondi.

“The very fact that they were nearly able to force a win after conceding 600 runs on the first innings speaks volumes for the character of this group of players.

“We feel we have all our bases covered and also the options that will enable the team to exploit whatever conditions they encounter at the Wanderers and at SuperSport Park.”

With the ODI squad reduced from 15 to 14 Aaron Phangiso drops out from the squad that won their most recent series in India.

Rilee Rossouw, an original selection against India but forced to withdraw through injury, is fit to take his place again.

The Proteas squad for the two-match T20 series will be confirmed in due course.

Proteas squads:

Test

AB de Villiers (Titans, captain), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Temba Bavuma (Highveld Lions), Quinton de Kock (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Dean Elgar (Titans), Morne Morkel (Titans), Chris Morris (Titans), Dane Piedt (Cape Cobras), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Knights), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras), Stiaan van Zyl (Cape Cobras), Hardus Viljoen (Highveld Lions)

ODI

AB de Villiers (Titans, captain), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Quinton de Kock (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Imran Tahir (Dolphins), David Miller (Dolphins), Morne Morkel (Titans), Chris Morris (Titans), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Knights), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras)

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