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Anrich Nortje returns as Cricket South Africa announce T20I squad for India tour

India and South Africa will play five T20Is across India starting from 9 June 2022.

Abhishek Sandikar Author

Updated - 17 May 2022 5:42 pm

South Africa cricket has announced the squad for their upcoming tour of India. Both teams will play five T20Is across India starting from 9 June 2022. The series will start in the Arun Jaitley Stadium, and then the second match will be played in Cuttack at the Barabati Stadium. Vizag will host the third game at Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium. Then the fourth match will be played in Rajkot and the series will conclude in Bangalore.  

CSA Convenor of Selectors, Victor Mpitsang talked about the assigned squad for the tour. He addressed how the IPL has helped several young players who are picked for the team. He said, “This is the Proteas like we have not seen them in a long time. The injection of the IPL players means that we will have a team that’s ready to fire on all cylinders immediately and has vast experience of the conditions that we will be playing in.”

“Tristan Stubbs is an exciting prospect,” Mpitsang 

He also addressed the selection of Tristan Stubbs who has an average of 48.83 and a strike rate of 183.12, including 23 sixes as he scored  293 runs. Mpitsang expressed, “Tristan Stubbs is an exciting prospect and we’re keen to see what he’s made of and we are looking forward to the return of the experience of Reeza (Hendricks), Klaasie (Heinrich Klaasen) and Wayne Parnell to join the likes of Temba (Bavuma), Tabraiz (Shamsi) and Keshav (Maharaj).

“The country can also join us in a collective sigh of relief at the return of Anrich Nortje, who has been working hard to recover from a frustrating injury. The National Selection Panel and I are really excited to watch our full-strength Proteas take on the world’s number one T20 team. We wish Temba Bavuma and Mark Boucher all the best ahead of what we know will be sportainment at its best,” he concluded.

Proteas T20 team squad for India

Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen.

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