South Africa call-up an uncapped player for final three ODIs
South Africa have called-up fast bowler Beuran Hendricks for the remainder of the ongoing ODI series against Pakistan.
Before the start of the series, South Africa announced squad only for the first two ODIs where experienced players Dale Steyn and Quinton de Kock were rested. The duo is back and the uncapped fast bowler, who played 7 T20Is has also been included in the squad,
Hendricks last played for South Africa during the T20I series against Bangladesh in 2017. However, he had a good outing with the ball in the Mzansi Super League where he picked up 12 wickets in 9 games.
Selection convener Linda Zondi said –
“We are very happy with the depth of our fast bowling resources. Particularly if you consider that Lungi Ngidi is still on the road back from injury and we also want to have a look at Anrich Nortje when he is fully recovered. At the same time we want to explore all the options that are available to us and Beuran will be able to offer variety to our attack.”
“We are well aware of what Duanne, Dane and Heinrich have to offer and in the case of Duanne we are mindful of the amount of bowling he has done at the top level over the past month and we want to give him a break ahead of the Test Series against Sri Lanka. For the same reason we will be looking to rest Kagiso Rabada for the entire T20 International Series,” he added.
The series is currently tied 1-1 after the 5-wicket win for South Africa in Durban. The third game of the series will be played at Centurion on Friday.
Squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.