Duminy, Tahir dropped from CSA national contracts
South Africa’s two of the most experienced players Imran Tahir and JP Duminy have been denied from CSA national contracts for the 2019-20 season.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced the list of the contracts for the 2019-20 season for both men’s and women’s team. And it came in as a surprise for Tahir and Duminy as they have been dropped from the national contracts.
Duminy last played for South Africa in the limited-overs format in the last year due to knee injury while Tahir picked up 15 wickets in ODIs in 2018. The list doesn’t also include Duanne Olivier, who recently signed a Kolpak deal with Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
Meanwhile, new faces Reeza Hendricks and Theunis de Bruyn have been handed national contracts. Hendricks has been terrific with the bat and has scored 413 runs at an average of 31.76 in ODIs last year while de Bruyn scored 201 runs in the longest format of the game.
CSA’s chief executive Thabang Moroe said: “We have contracted 16 men’s players and 14 women’s players which we feel is the appropriate number to maintain our national squads across the various formats. This enables us to contract both our Test players as well as those who are limited overs specialists.”
CSA contracted men’s players: Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn.