IPL Quartet Named in Proteas Squad

Faf du Plessis overlooked

Quinton de Kock South Africa World Cup 2019 side on

South Africa's squads for next month's limited-overs series against Pakistan includes four players who will be released early to join the Indian Premier League.

The Mumbai Indians' Quinton de Kock, Rajasthan Royals' David Miller and Delhi Capitals duo Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will compete in the ODI leg of the series before travelling to the IPL.

Chennai Super Kings batsman Faf du Plessis has not been named in the Proteas' ODI or T20I squad.

“The T20I squad is also a good indication of our depth as a cricket nation with the loss of some of the senior players to the IPL,” commented Cricket South Africa convenor of selectors Victor Mpitsang.

“We have a massive 18 months of T20 cricket coming up, with two T20 World Cups for players to contest. We as a selection panel are looking forward to seeing what the new additions to the team will contribute to the Proteas' system.

South Africa and Pakistan will play three ODIs and four T20Is. These will happen from 2 to 16 April. The IPL will start on 9 April.

ODI squad

The uncapped Lizaad Williams and Sisanda Magala have been included in the ODI squad.

  • Temba Bavuma (captain)
  • Quinton de Kock
  • Beuran Hendricks
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • Janneman Malan
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Aiden Markram
  • David Miller
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Anrich Nortje
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Jon-Jon Smuts
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Junior Dala
  • Lutho Sipamla
  • Wiaan Mulder
  • Sisanda Magala
  • Kyle Verreynne
  • Daryn Dupavillon
  • Lizaad Williams

T20I squad

The uncapped Wihan Mulder and Migael Pretorius have been named in the T20I squad.

  • Temba Bavuma (captain)
  • Bjorn Fortuin
  • Beuran Hendricks
  • Reeza Hendricks
  • Heinrich Klaasen
  • George Linde
  • Rassie van der Dussen
  • Janneman Malan
  • Sisanda Magala
  • Dwaine Pretorius
  • Tabraiz Shamsi
  • Lutho Sipamla
  • Kyle Verreynne
  • Pite van Biljon
  • Migael Pretorius
  • Lizaad Williams
  • Wihan Lubbe

IPL Background

Batsman Temba Bavuma has succeeded de Kock as limited-overs captain. De Kock will join a Mumbai squad vying for a sixth IPL title. They are the reigning champions and the most successful franchise in the history of the tournament.

Du Plessis will rejoin Chennai, who have three titles. They are the second-most successful IPL franchise. The Kolkata Knight Riders have won the competition twice.

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