The Warriors’ exciting young batsman, Tristan Stubbs, has been called up to the Proteas T20 squad for the five-game tour of India next month.
Stubbs, who currently plays for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, was one of the big stars in the domestic T20 competition. He scored 293 runs over seven innings with a 48.83 ERA and 183 strike rate.
Matches on the tour will be played at five different venues and will take place from June 9-19.
Fast pitcher Anrich Nortje and hitters Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen also return to the team.
Wayne Warnell, who last played a T20 match for South Africa in 2017, will also be touring India.
Several South African IPL players will also travel to India, including Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, David Miller, Aiden Markram and Marco Jansen, as well as Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kesshav Maharaj and Dwaine Pretorius.
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“It’s the Proteas as we haven’t seen it for a long time,” commented the head of CSA coaches, Victor Mpitsang. “The injection of IPL players means we will have a team ready to fire on all cylinders immediately and who have extensive experience of the conditions in which we will be playing.
“Tristan Stubbs is an exciting prospect and we can’t wait to see what he’s made of and look 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).
Proteas T20 Team vs India
Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen , Marco Jansen
June 9: 1st T20 – Delhi
June 12: 2n/a T20 – Break
June 14: 3rd T20 – Vizag
June 17: 4and T20 – Rajkot
June 19: 5and T20 – Bangalore