South Africa on Thursday known as up batter Khaya Zondo to their Test group for a two-match collection towards Bangladesh however have been compelled to call a weakened 15-man squad.
They shall be with out their frontline seam assault with Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada to all play as an alternative within the Indian Premier League, which begins on March 26, plus batters Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen.
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It comes after an settlement between the gamers’ union and Cricket South Africa to permit gamers to compete within the IPL and different profitable restricted overs occasions.
“The lack of the IPL gamers is just not perfect, however we again the CSA system, its ever rising pipeline and most of all, the gamers we have now chosen,” Convenor of Selectors Victor Mpitsang said in a statement.
Zondo, 32, has played six One Day Internationals for South Africa level but gets his first Test call-up to provide cover in the middle order.
Keegan Petersen, who was the one of the heroes of the home series win over India at the start of the year, returns after missing last month’s tour to New Zealand because of a COVID-19 infection.
The Tests will be staged at Kingsmead in Durban from March 31 to April 4, and St George’s Park in Gqeberha, formerly known as Port Elizabeth, April 8-12.
Full Squad: Dean Elgar (captain), Temba Bavuma, Daryn Dupavillon, Sarel Erwee, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Wiaan Mulder, Duanne Olivier, Keegan Petersen, Ryan Rickelton, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams, Khaya Zondo.