WP trio named in Proteas ODI squad for Bangladesh series

Cricket South Africa (CSA) is pleased to announce the 16-strong, Proteas men’s squad that will take on Bangladesh in the three-match, Betway One-Day International (ODI) Series from 18 to 23 March in Centurion and Johannesburg.

The series will form part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.

Temba Bavuma will lead an unchanged outfit, with the exception of Sisanda Magala who was not available for selection due to a failed fitness Test. Anrich Nortje was also not considered, as he continues rehabilitation from a hip injury.

The Proteas ODI squad against Bangladesh is as follows:

Temba Bavuma (captain, Imperial Lions), Keshav Maharaj (vice-captain, Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper, Momentum Multiply Titans), Zubayr Hamza (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Marco Jansen (Gbets Warriors), Janneman Malan (Gbets Paarl Rocks), Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Wayne Parnell (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (North West Dragons), Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions), Kyle Verreynne (Six Gun Grill Western Province).

CSA Convenor of Selectors, Mr Victor Mpitsang said:

“The National Selection Panel and I are looking forward to another exciting ODI series at home. With ICC World Cup qualification points in the balance, it was vital for us not to tinker with a winning combination.

“After a great performance against a very strong Indian side, we felt it was important to reward the good performances of the previous series and to continue to back this growing team.

“Consistency in selection and performance are just some of the key elements that need to be looked after, especially when building up to a World Cup, and we are looking forward to seeing what this Temba Bavuma-led group will produce against fresh opposition in the coming weeks. On behalf of the Panel, I would like to wish him and coach Mark Boucher, all the best for the series.”

Betway ODI Series

Friday, 18 March            13:00 (D/N)    1st ICC CWCSL Betway ODI         SuperSport Park, Centurion

Sunday, 20 March           10:00 (D)        2nd ICC CWCSL Betway ODI        Imperial Wanderers, Johannesburg

Wednesday, 23 March   13:00 (D/N)   3rd ICC CWCSL Betway ODI        SuperSport Park, Centurion