South Africa name T20I squad for India tour: Details here
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have named a 16-member squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against India next month. Skipper Temba Bavuma returns to action with a hostile-looking unit. 21-year-old Tristan Stubbs has received his maiden call-up. Right-arm quick Anrich Nortje, who is currently playing in IPL, has been added to the squad. Pacer Wayne Parnell has made the cut as well. Here's more.
Stubbs grabs attention for India tour
Stubbs rose to prominence in the 2021 CSA T20 Challenge. Playing for Gbets Warriors, the middle-order batter slammed 293 runs across seven innings (23 sixes). He averaged 48.83 while striking at a prolific rate of 183.12. His exploits got him a call-up by Mumbai Indians for IPL 2022. Earlier, he was a part of the South Africa A squad for the tour of Zimbabwe.
SA's pace attack looks promising
Left-arm quick Wayne Parnell has returned to the T20I set-up. He last played a T20I in 2017, against England. Nortje was recovering from injuries since December 2021. He too has been cleared to play for the T20Is. The likes of Dwaine Pretorius and Marco Jansen have had their share of success for CSK and SRH, respectively, in the ongoing edition of IPL.
Spin prowess of Maharaj, Shamsi could pose a threat
Tabraiz Shamsi would be raring to unsettle the Indian batters. The chinaman ranks number one in T20I Bowling Rankings. He has been quite frugal against the Men in Blue. He has picked up four wickets in five T20Is (economy 7.88). Meanwhile, left-arm orthodox Keshav Maharaj has claimed six wickets in eight appearances (economy 5.83). He marked his debut against Sri Lanka in September 2021.
Plenty of firepower in the batting line-up
David Miller, Aiden Markram, and Quinton de Kock have racked up note-worthy numbers for GT, SRH, and LSG, respectively, in the ongoing Indian Premier League edition. The trio would be looking to cash in on their form. Experienced batter Reeza Hendricks and wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen have been added as well. All in all, it is an exciting squad on offer by Cricket South Africa.
South Africa's squad for T20Is against India
South Africa's squad for T20Is: Temba Bavuma (captain), 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.
Schedule for the India-South Africa T20I series
June 9: 1st T20I at Arun Jaitley Stadium Delhi, 7:00 PM IST. June 12: 2nd T20I at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack, 7:00 PM IST. June 14: 3rd T20I at Dr. Y.S.R ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, 7:00 PM IST. June 17: 4th T20I at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot, 7:00 PM IST. June 19: 5th T20I at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, 7:00 PM IST.
How have SA fared in T20Is in India?
South Africa have a 3-1 win-loss record in India from four T20I outings. The Proteas last toured India in 2019. They had leveled the three-match series 1-1. Prior to that, they had beaten India 2-0 in the three-match series on the 2015 tour.Share this timeline