Three new ODI caps named in Proteas squad

BY MARC JACOBSON - SEPTEMBER 7, 2016

Three new caps have been named in the Proteas ODI squad to take on Australia and Ireland in South Africa later this month.

South Africa will play a once-off ODI against Ireland to kick-start their home series, followed by a five-match ODI series against incoming tourists, Australia.

The three new caps for the limited overs series are future star, Andile Phehlukwayo, Temba Bavuma and Dwaine Pretorius.

In addition, Dale Steyn and David Miller, who missed out on the ODI Triangular Series against West Indies and Australia held in West Indies earlier this year, will replace the fitness-recovering Morne Morkel and Rilee Rossouw.

Linda Zondi, CSA Selection Committee Convener, told SA Cricket Magazine that Andile Phehlukwayo has been knocking on the door for some time now after being the leading wicket-taker for the South Africa-A side in the recent Quadrangular Series held in Australia and having produced strong performances in last season’s Momentum One-Day Cup.

“Both he and Dwaine have shown excellent form recently and the same applies to David Miller who topped the batting averages in Australia for the South Africa A squad with the outstanding figures of 332 runs at an average of 110 with a strike rate of 93,” said Zondi.

“It remains our practice to reward players who do well at franchise and South Africa-A level,” he added.

“As far as Temba Bavuma is concerned we want to see what he can do in the ODI format after the extremely successful run he has had in the Test squad where he has averaged 66 during the current calendar year,” he said.

Proteas squad to play Ireland: AB de Villiers (Titans, capt), Temba Bavuma (Highveld Lions), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Quinton de Kock (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (Titans), David Miller (Knights), Chris Morris (Titans), Wayne Parnell (Cape Cobras), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (Highveld Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions).

Proteas squad to play Australia: AB de Villiers (Titans, capt), Kyle Abbott (Warriors), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Quinton de Kock (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Imran Tahir (Dolphins), David Miller (Knights), Chris Morris (Titans), Wayne Parnell (Cape Cobras), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras).

Proteas incoming tour Fixtures:

Sunday 25th September- One-off ODI, South Africa vs. Ireland, Sahara Park Willowmoore, 10:00AM

Friday 30th September- 1st ODI, South Africa vs. Australia, SuperSport Park, 13:30PM

Sunday 2nd October- 2nd ODI, South Africa vs. Australia, Wanderers, 10:00AM

Wednesday 5th October- 3rd ODI, South Africa vs. Australia, Kingsmead, 13:30PM

Sunday 9th October- 4th ODI, South Africa vs. Australia, St. Georges Park, 10:00AM

Wednesday 12th October- 5th ODI, South Africa vs. Australia, Newlands, 13:30PM

Image: Andile Phehlukwayo in action for South Africa-A against Australia recently.