South Africa name squads for white-ball series against Australia

Cape Town: South Africa have named their squads for the upcoming ODI and T20I series at home against Australia, starting August 30.

Promising youngster Dewald Brevis has been handed his maiden call-up to both the ODI and T20I squads, after his impressive performances on the domestic circuit and various T20 leagues. Brevis first made his name at the 2022 ICC Men’s U19 World Cup, emerging as the top scorer in the tournament.

All-rounder Donovan Fereira and pacer Gerald Coetzee have also been handed call-ups in the T20I squad. In another boost, Keshav Maharaj will also make a comeback after a prolonged absence due to injury, being included in the T20I squad for the second and third matches. He is also a part of the ODI squad, an ICC report on Monday said.

Key players Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Heinrich Klaasen have been rested for the T20I series. The ODI series will be vital for South Africa’s preparations for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India, beginning 5 October.

South Africa will announce their squad for the World Cup on September 5.

On the selections, white-ball head coach Rob Walter said, “We are looking for opportunities to grow our base of players, and the T20I series against Australia is a perfect chance to give some of the rising cricketers in the country the chance to show us what they are capable of.”

The three-match T20I series will be played between August 30 to September 3, with all three matches being played in Durban. The five-match ODI series will be played between September 7

to 17, with the matches in Bloemfontein, Potchefstroom, Centurion and Johannesburg.

South Africa T20I squad: Aiden Markram (captain), Temba Bavuma, Matthew Breetzke, Dewald Brevis, Gerald Coetzee, Donovan Ferreira, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Lizaad Williams and Rassie van der Dussen.

South Africa ODI squad: Temba Bavuma (captain), Dewald Brevis, Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs, and Rassie van der Dussen.


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