Three players added to South African Test squad for SL series

back icon
safari
18 Dec 2020 | 04:02 PM
authorAFP

Three players added to South African Test squad for SL series

Batsman Raynard van Tonder, fast bowler Lutho Sipamla and allrounder Dwaine Pretorius are the extra players

heart

Share

Three players have been added to South Africa’s squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka, which starts in Centurion on December 26.

According to a statement from Cricket South Africa on Friday, the additions are part of a plan "to integrate more players" following the latest round of four-day domestic matches.

Batsman Raynard van Tonder, fast bowler Lutho Sipamla and allrounder Dwaine Pretorius are the extra players. They will be part of what is now a 19-man squad, which is due to assemble in Pretoria on Saturday.

The statement did not mention whether any of the squad may have been affected by playing in two matches earlier in the week during which several individuals were reportedly tested positive for Covid-19. One of the matches was abandoned after one day on Sunday.

Ten of the original squad played in the two affected matches, as did Van Tonder, 22, who is the leading run-scorer in South African first-class cricket this season, and Sipamla. 

It was announced on Thursday that the next round of three matches, due to start on Sunday, had been postponed in order to mitigate the impact of the Covid pandemic.

All of the Test squad players will be tested for Covid before entering a bio-secure environment in which they will remain until the end of the series.

Pretorius was not considered for the original squad because of a hamstring injury but according to the CSA statement has made "great progress".

Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada remains unavailable because of injury.

Expanded South Africa squad:

Quinton de Kock (capt), Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen, Dwaine Pretorius, Migael Pretorius, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman, Rassie van der Dussen, Raynard van Tonder, Kyle Verreynne.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
South AfricaRaynard van TonderLubabalo Lutho SipamlaDwaine PretoriusSri Lanka tour of South Africa, 2020/21

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
South Africa arrive for first Pakistan tour in 14 years
Pakistan and South Africa will play the first Test in Karachi from January 26
userAFP
16 Jan 2021
safari
NEWS
Jansen replaces Baartman in South Africa squad for Pakistan tour
A CSA statement said Baartman's withdrawal was was due to "medical reasons of a separate nature"
userAFP
15 Jan 2021
safari
NEWS
South Africa start full training after negative coronavirus results
South Africa meet Sri Lanka in the first of two world championship Test matches, starting at Centurion on Saturday
userAFP
22 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
Ten Protea Test stars exposed to Covid-19 ahead of Sri Lanka series
With South Africa officially entering a second wave of coronavirus, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced that domestic matches would be halted until next month
userAFP
18 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
Migael Pretorius receives maiden Proteas call-up
Kagiso Rabada and Dwain Pretorius have not yet been medically cleared to participate in the tour
userCSA Media Release
16 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
Glenton Stuurman gets maiden call up for England white-ball series
The three-match T20I series and as many ODIs series between South Africa and England will take place from 27 November to 09 December 2020
userAFP
06 Nov 2020
safari
NEWS
Faf du Plessis rested for Australia ODIs
Keshav Maharaj has been rewarded for good form with his first one-day international call-up since 2018
userAFP
26 Feb 2020
safari
NEWS
Released Proteas recalled for final Test match
Temba Bavuma, Beuran Hendricks, Keegan Petersen and Andile Phehlukwayo will join the team for the last Test against England
userCSA media release
20 Jan 2020
safari
NEWS
South Africa name six uncapped players for England Tests
Ngidi and Mulder have not been considered due to injuries
userCSA Media Release
16 Dec 2019
safari
NEWS
Du Plessis misses out, De Kock to lead SA in T20s against India
Du Plessis will continue to lead the Test team
userPTI
13 Aug 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved