Cape Town – Cricket South Africa (CSA) is called titans batsman today Aiden Markram and the Warriors duo of fast bowler Anrich Nortje and wicketkeeper / batsman Sinethemba Qeshile as new caps in the Proteas team for the three-matched T20 International Series against Sri Lanka, starting next week.
Markram and Nortje are in the squad for all three games, while the 20-year-old Qeshile is only selected for second and third matches.
"The first match is part of our vision 2019 to continue exploring our capabilities for the ICC Men & # 39; s World Cup," commented the CSA National Selection Panel Interviewer Linda Zondi, "and the team for that battle is basically The squads who have been guilty of the ODI series against Pakistan and Sri Lanka We would have liked to include Hashim Amla, but unfortunately he remains inaccessible because of his family situation.
"We have previously used our T20 International matches as the first port to expand the talent pot. This has resulted in Rassie van der Dussen, Gihahn Cloete, Janneman Malan and Lutho Sipamla being brought through the pipeline with great success during this season.
"Sinethemba Qeshile has had an excellent rookie season of franchise cricket and is definitely one of the form batsmen in franchise cricket at the moment. He sees a really exciting perspective.
"JP Duminy takes over the captain of the last two games, while giving a brief break to Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi, who are involved across all three formats of Proteas," concluded Mr Zondi.
Proteas squad (to 1st T20 International fight against Sri Lanka): Faf du Plessis (Titans, Captain), Quinton de Kock (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Reeza Hendricks (Highveld Lions), Imran Tahir (Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Titans), David Miller (Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (Highveld Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Dale Steyn (Titans), Rassie van der Dussen.
Proteas teamfor 2nd and 3rd KFC T20 International matches against Sri Lanka): JP Duminy (Cape Cobras, Captain), Reeza Hendricks (Highveld Lions), Aiden Markram (Titans), David Miller (Dolphins), Chris Morris (Titans), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius Lions) , Sinethemba Qeshile (Warriors), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Lutho Sipamla (Warriors), Dale Steyn (Multiply Titans), Rassie van der Dussen (Highveld Lions).
March 19: 18:00, 1st T20 International, Newlands, Cape Town (D / N)
March 22: 18:00, 2nd T20 International, SuperSport Park, Centurion (D / N)
March 24: 14:30, 3rd T20 International, Wanderers Stadium (Day)