Rabada returns to SA squad to face England

Paceman Kagiso Rabada has been named in South Africa white-ball squad to take on England at home in November-December.

Cricket South Africa announced 24-man squad for three T20Is and three ODIs against England on Friday.

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The squad includes 28-year-old medium pacer Glenton Stuurman, who has earned a maiden call-up to national circuit. Junior Dala, who has not played since March 2019, is also a part of the squad.

Rabada missed the ODI series against India in March this year with groin injury. Currently, he is playing for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020 where he stands among the top five wicket-takers.

CSA director of cricket Graeme Smith believes the importance of this series will be high as South Africa are set to play their first series since pandemic. He said, “This is an important season for the team, with an T20 WC coming up late next year in India.”

“I’m sure that the T20 series in particular, is going to boast some explosive performances for cricket fans to enjoy at home. An ODI series against the reigning World Champions will always bring a level of excitement of its own. I’m looking forward to an exciting return to international cricket for our Proteas.”

South Africa toured India for three ODIs in March. The Proteas returned home after the first ODI which was washed out as coronavirus started to spread worldwide at that time. 

South Africa squad: Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Faf du Plessis, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, David Miller , Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla , Jon-Jon Smuts, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne

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