South Africa announce squad for T20Is against Pakistan
South Africa have announced 14-man squad with an uncapped player Lutho Sipamla for the T20I series against Pakistan.
Sipamla, the Warriors’ fast bowler had a sensational time in the Mzansi Super League (MSL) where he picked up 16 wickets at 20.56 from 10 games for the Tshwane Spartans. He was the second leading wicket-taker in the tournament, four behind Duanne Olivier’s 20.
National Selection Panel convener Linda Zondi also informed that Sipamla has got the reward for his brilliant display in the T20 tournament.
“Lutho made a very good impression in the Mzansi Super League which is making a big contribution to our talent pipeline in helping to bridge the gap between franchise and international cricket,” he said.
South Africa have also included wicket-keeper batsman Gihahn Cloete, who made his national team debut in a T20I against Zimbabwe at East London in October 2018.
“Rassie van der Dussen, Beuran and Reeza Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla, Gihahn Cloete and Anrich Nortje were all standout players in the MSL and it is already reaping rich dividends for the future of South African cricket.”
“With the exception of Anrich who is still injured these players are all part of the T20 squad. We will be giving Gihahn the opportunity to keep wicket as part of our strategy to build up the depth in the wicketkeeping position to back up Quinton de Kock with both Gihahn and Heinrich Klaasen capable of holding down positions as specialist batsmen,” Zondi added.
Squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Gihahn Cloete, Junior Dala, Quinton de Kock, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller , Chris Morris, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Rassie van der Dussen.