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Marco Jansen earns maiden ODI call-up as South Africa announce squad for India series; Anrich Nortje ruled out

While Dwyane Pretorious makes a comeback into the South Africa national team setup, they will continue to miss the services of speedster Anrich Nortje.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 2 January 2022 7:54 pm

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South Africa’s young pace sensation Marco Jansen finds his name in the 17-member South Africa squad named for the ODI series against India set to succeed the ongoing Test matches. Jansen’s inclusion comes days after his Test debut in which he dismissed India captain Virat Kohli, widely regarded as one of the best batters of the modern game.

Temba Bavuma is named the skipper of the Proteas contingent, on expected lines with spinner Keshav Maharaj being trusted for the vice-capataincy position. In addition, Quinton de Kock who took a paternity break and later announced his retirement from Test match cricket also finds his name in the ODI team.

While Dwyane Pretorious makes a comeback into the South Africa national team setup, they will continue to miss the services of speedster Anrich Nortje. Earlier Nortje had even missed the Test squad owing to a hip injury.

It does not get bigger than playing against this powerhouse Indian team: CSA Selector Victor Mpitsang

“This is a very exciting group and the Selection Panel and I are eager to see what they will produce,” CSA Convenor of Selectors, Victor Mpitsang stated.

“For many of our players, it does not get bigger than playing against this powerhouse Indian team and this will be the biggest series of their young lives so far. We are looking forward to seeing what they bring to the table and wish Temba (Bavuma) and Mark (Boucher) all the best for the series,” he added.

For the unversed, the three One-Day fixtures are scheduled on January 19, January 21 and January 23 respectively. While the first two matches will be played at Boland Park, the final ODI is scheduled to be staged at the Newlands Cricket Ground.

Currently, the two teams are in the middle of the Test series with India 1-0 up and the second Test at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg set to commence on Monday.

South Africa squad for ODIs vs India: Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj (vc), Quinton de Kock, Zubayr Hamza, Marco Jansen, Janneman Malan, Sisanda Magala, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne

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