South African men’s team will embark on its first international assignment since February when the cricketing events gradually began postponing and cancelling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. South Africa will lock horns with England on their home soil in three ODIs and as many T20Is from the 27th of November. Cricket South Africa has announced the squad for the same.
Quinton De Kock, who lead the Proteas to a 3-0 whitewash against Australia in their ODI series, will captain the side. The 24-man squad includes the likes of Janneman Malan, who was impressive against Australia and Heinrich Klassen, who secured the man of the award series in that rubber. Kagiso Rabada and Faf Du Plessis, who missed the ODI leg against Australia, have returned to the squad.
South Africa’s pace-bowling stocks are as rich as it ever has been, consisting of Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Junior Dala, Beauran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Dwaine Pretorious, Andile Phehlukwayo, and Lutho Sipamla, capable of providing a formidable challenge to the English batsmen. The likes of George Linde, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, and the part-time option of Jon-Jon Smuts would handle the spin-bowling department. The only new face in the squad that seems is Glenn Stuurman, who is a medium-pace bowler.
South Africa’s 24-man squad to face England:
Quinton De Kock (c), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Faf Du Plessis, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendrics, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klassen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorious, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Sumts, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne.
Here they are! Our 24-man Proteas squad for the upcoming white-ball tour against England on home soil.
— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) November 6, 2020