South Africa announce squad for India T20Is
Young Mumbai Indians' wicketkeeper Tristan Stubbs gets maiden call-up
Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced the 16-man squad for the upcoming five-match T20I series against India. Young Mumbai Indians player Tristan Stubbs received a maiden call-up. Meanwhile, South African players will jet off to India to play the shortest format after the conclusion of the fifteenth edition of the IPL.
The Men in Blue will look to make a rebound in the home series against them. Currently, most of the Proteas players are taking part in the IPL. They are none other than the likes of Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, David Miller and Kagiso Rabada.
The aforementioned players would like to deliver the goods when they don the national outfit for the forthcoming assignment. Beating India in India wouldn't be an easy task. Moreover, under Rohit Sharma's full-time captaincy, India are yet to lose a game.
The T20 World Cup 2022 is scheduled to be held later in October-November. It is quite obvious that the teams would play as many T20Is in this span in order to get geared up for the marquee event.
“This is the Proteas like we have not seen them in a long time. The injection of the IPL players means that we will have a team that’s ready to fire on all cylinders immediately and has vast experience of the conditions that we will be playing in,” CSA Convenor of Selectors, Victor Mpitsang said in an official statement.
“Tristan Stubbs is an exciting prospect and we’re keen to see what he’s made of and we are looking forward to the return of the experience of Reeza (Hendricks), Klaasie (Heinrich Klaasen) and Wayne Parnell to join the likes of Temba (Bavuma), Tabraiz (Shamsi) and Keshav (Maharaj),” he added.