South Africa announces team for India T20Is, Mumbai Indians Youngster gets first call-up

South Africa have announced their squad for the upcoming T20I tour of India, with limited overs captain Temba Bavuma looking to lead the side to victory in what will be an important tour for the Proteas in yet another World Cup year . This will be South Africa’s first T20I tournament since qualifying for the 2021 ICC T20 World Cup semi-finals narrowly missed out. South Africa and India are also grouped along with Pakistan and Bangladesh for the Super 12 stage of the upcoming 2022 ICC T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to take place in Australia.

The five-match series at five locations in India will be played from June 9-19. Tristan Stubbs has received his first Proteas call ahead of the highly anticipated match.

The 21-year-old middle-class right-handed batter, who impressed last season when he played for the Gbets Warriors in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) T20 Challenge, scored 293 runs in seven innings for a 48.83 average. … and a strike rate of 183.12, including 23 sixes. He was also part of the South African ‘A’ team to Zimbabwe before being called up to the Mumbai Indians camp for the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL),” said Cricket South Africa in an official release.

“Other notable rosters include the exciting return of fast bowler, Anrich Nortje, who has been recovering from injury since December 2021, and batters, Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen. Nortje is medically cleared for action and is currently working on his return to the game schedule. while playing for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL,” the release further added.

Veteran all-rounder Wayne Parnell is also making a welcome return to the T20 set up for the first time since the team’s 2017 England tour.

“These are the Proteas like we haven’t seen them in a long time,” said Victor Mpitsang, CSA’s Convenor of Selectors. “The injection of the IPL players means we have a team that can fire on all cylinders immediately and has a lot of experience with the conditions we will be playing in.

“Tristan Stubbs is an exciting prospect and we are eager to see what he is made of and we look forward to returning the experience of Reeza (Hendricks), Klaasie (Heinrich Klaasen) and Wayne Parnell to join Temba (Bavuma), Tabraiz (Shamsi) and Keshav (Maharaj).

“The country can also join us in a collective sigh of relief with the return of Anrich Nortje, who has worked hard to recover from a frustrating injury. The National Squad Panel and I are very excited to see our Proteas perform at full capacity. strength taking on the world’s number one T20 team.

“We wish Temba Bavuma and Mark Boucher all the best ahead of what we know will be sportainment at its best,” concluded Mpitsang.

Proteas T20 Team vs India:

Temba Bavuma (Captain, Imperial Lions), Quinton de Kock (Momentum Multiply Titans), Reeza Hendricks (Imperial Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Anrich Nortje (Gbets Warriors), Wayne Parnell (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Dwaine Pretorius (North West Dragons), Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Tristan Stubbs (Gbets Warriors), Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions), Marco Jansen (Gbets Warriors).

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