Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma. (Photo: Twitter)

Temba Bavuma, the Proteas white-ball captain, suffered an elbow injury during the team’s just finished T20 series in India and has been ruled out of the team’s entire tour to the United Kingdom (UK). His recuperation is expected to take eight weeks, following which his return to play programme would start.

From July 19 to September 12, the much-awaited tour will include three One-Day International (ODI), T20 International, and Test series against the hosts, England, as well as two T20 Internationals against Ireland, all of which will be played in Bristol.

Keshav Maharaj
Keshav Maharaj. (Photo: Twitter)

The England Tour Is Important For Us: Victor Mpitsang

David Miller and Keshav Maharaj, teammates on the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, will assume command of the ODI and T20 squads, respectively.

In other selection news, Cricket South Africa (CSA) is happy to report that Rilee Rossouw, 32, and Gerald Coetzee, 21, have both been called up to the Proteas squad for the T20I series. Rossouw has 15 international T20 appearances to his belt. While Coetzee has been included for the first time in the squad.

In accordance with his workload management strategy, Kagiso Rabada is rested for the ODI series.

CSA Convenor of Selectors, Victor Mpitsang said:

“The National Selection Panel and I are relishing the opportunity to see what this strong Proteas group will produce in this all-important tour to England. With ICC World Test Championship points at stake, the team has everything to play for.

Rilee Rossouw,
Rilee Rossouw, Image-Twitter

“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. We are looking to give opportunities to players that we are interested in seeing and working out the best combinations, while also trying to balance our desire to maintain enough consistency within the set-up that the players are used to playing together as a team by the time they reach Australia for the World Cup. This series will go a long way in helping us achieve all of those objectives.”

Proteas ODI squad vs England:

Keshav Maharaj (C), Quinton de Kock (Wk), Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen (Wk), JAnneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne.

David Miller
David Miller PC- BCCI

Proteas T20 squad vs England:

David Miller (C), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock (Wk), Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen(Wk), Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen.

Proteas Test squad vs England

Dean Elgar (C), Sarel Erwee, Marco Jansen, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Duanne Olivier, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Lutho Sipamla, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne(Wk), Khaya Zondo, Glenton Stuurman

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