India vs South Africa 2019: South Africa Announce T20I And Test Squads

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India vs South Africa 2019: South Africa Announce T20I And Test Squads 

India vs South Africa 2019: South Africa Announce T20I And Test Squads
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The first team to visit India after the ICC World Cup 2019, South Africa revealed their squads for the tour to India. As far as T20I format is concerned, they named a completely new squad for India tour with Quinton de Kock to lead. Meanwhile, Faf du Plessis will be leading the team in the longer version.

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Quinton de Kock has been named the captain of South Africa’s Twnety20 International squad for the three-match series against India in September. Rassie van der Dussen, who was awarded a central contract on Monday, will be De Kock’s deputy.

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T20I series gives us a chance:

Nortje, Bavuma and Bjorn Fortuin have been handed T20 call-ups. South Africa look to identify a pool of players for the 2020 T20 World Cup. Surprisingly, Faf du Plessis isn’t part of the squad.

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Anrich Nortje (Credits: Getty)

“The T20 Series gives us the last chance to have a look at our leadership. And also, batting options as the next edition of the ICC T20 World Cup is now little more than a year away. It is why we have gone with an inexperienced leadership group. This is our last chance to do this before we settle on an established squad.

Rudi Seconds showed his class:

In the following, three-match Test series that begins in October, Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday announced new caps in fast bowler Anrich Nortje, wicketkeeper/batsman Rudi Seconds and spin bowling allrounder Senuran Muthusamy.

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”All three newcomers to the Test side have more than earned their spurs. It was through impressive performances in last season’s Four-Day Franchise competition,” said van Zyl. However, we feel we have covered all the options for the conditions. Which, we are likely to encounter on the sub-continent with Muthusamy and Dane Piedt.”

In the aftermath of the World Cup debacle, South Africa have launched their bid for a revamp to their cricketing culture. Recently, senior team members like Aiden Markram, Zubayr Hamza and Temba Bavuma have been picked to travel to India for the specialist camp.

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Here are the squads:

Test:  Faf du Plessis (captain), Temba Bavuma (vice-captain), Theunis de Bruyn. Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj. Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander. Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second

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And also, T20I: Quinton de Kock (captain), Rassie van der Dussen (vice-captain), Temba Bavuma. Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks. David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo. Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts

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