SA vs ENG: South Africa’s white-ball captain Temba Bavuma will miss the upcoming tour of England due to an elbow injury. Bavuma, who suffered the injury during the recent India tour, will need eight weeks to rehabilitate before beginning his return to play program. In his absence, the CSA has named David Miller and Keshav Maharaj as stand-in skipper for the T20I and ODI squads, respectively.
Gerald Coetzee, 21, has been given his first T20I call-up, while former Kolpak player Rilee Rossouw returns to the side for the first time since the 2016 T20 World Cup.
South Africa’s nearly two-month tour of the United Kingdom will conclude with a three-match Test series, the squad for which includes first-team regulars such as Rabada, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, and others who missed the previous assignment against Bangladesh due to a scheduling conflict with the IPL 2022. The series kicks off on July 19 with the first two One-Day Internationals at Chester le Street.
“The T20 format is a high priority for us at the moment because of T20 WC coming up in a few short months in Australia,” CSA Convenor of Selectors, Victor Mpitsang said.
“We are looking to give opportunities to players that we are interested in seeing and working out the best combinations, while also trying to balance our desire to maintain enough consistency within the set-up that the players are used to playing together as a team by the time they reach Australia for the World Cup. This series will go a long way in helping us achieve all of those objectives,” he added.
South Africa has not won a Test series against England since Graeme Smith led them to victory in England in 2012.
South Africa, on the other hand, is now second in the world Test championship, having won convincing home series against India and Bangladesh, as well as sharing an away series with world champions New Zealand.
SA vs ENG Proteas Squads
Keshav Maharaj (captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams, Khaya Zondo, Kyle Verreynne.
Proteas T20 squad vs England
David Miller (captain), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen.
Proteas Test squad vs England
Dean Elgar (captain, Momentum Multiply Titans), Sarel Erwee, Marco Jansen, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Duanne Olivier, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Lutho Sipamla, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne (wicketkeeper), Khaya Zondo, Glenton Stuurman.
South Africa tour to the UK 2022
Tue 19 July 1 st ODI Emirates Riverside, Durham
Fri 22 July 2 nd ODI Emirates Old Trafford
Sun 24 July 3 rd ODI Emerald Headingley
Wed 27 July 1 st IT20 Bristol
Thu 28 July 2 nd IT20 Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Sun 31 July 3 rd IT20 Ageas Bowl
Wed 3 Aug 1 st IT20 v Ire (hosted by ECB) Bristol County Ground
Fri 5 Aug 2 nd IT20 v Ire (hosted by ECB) Bristol County Ground
Wed 17-21 Aug 1 st Test Match Lord’s
Thu 25-29 Aug 2 nd Test Match Emirates Old Trafford
Thu 8-12 Sept 3 rd Test Match Kia Oval