Markram, Phehlukwayo in SA squad for first Test

Markram, Phehlukwayo in SA squad for first Test

Opener Aiden Markram and pacer Andile Phehlukwayo have been included in the 13-man squad for the first Test against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ বাংলাদেশের বিপক্ষে দক্ষিণ আফ্রিকার দল ঘোষণা] 

Markram and Phehlukwayo were in the squad during England tour. Markram is set to make his debut in international cricket on September 28.

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Star batsman AB de Villiers opted himself out of the series. Pacers Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Chris Morris have been left out for the first Test due to injuries.

19-year-old all-rounder Willem Mulder has been kept as a cover for Wayne Parnell, who has been recalled into the squad. Parnell will undergo a fitness Test before the first Test begind. If he is not declared fit, Willem will be with the squad.

The first of the two Tests will begin from September 28 at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.

South Africa squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj , Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Duanne Olivier, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com