South Africa have announced Test, T20I and ODI squads for the upcoming tours of West Indies and Ireland. Temba Bavuma will lead the side in T20I and ODI formats, while newly-appointed Test captain Dean Elgar will lead the side for the series in the Caribbean.
Rookie pacer Lizaad Williams has retained his place in the T20I and ODI squads after performing reasonably well for South Africa in the previous series against Pakistan. Sisanda Magala is another player who have received from the selectors despite not doing well in the previous series against Pakistan.
Cricket South Africa named Dean Elgar as the new captain of the Test side. This is first assignment as captain of South Africa. He decided to replace Quinton de Kock, who was reluctant to lead the side in the five-day format.
Off-spinner Prenalan Subrayen have received his maiden call-up to the Test side for the West Indies series. Besides Subrayen, the likes of Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde and Keshav Maharaj are prominent spinners picked for the two-match Test series against West Indies.
Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Lizaad Williams, Keegan Petersen, Prenalan Subrayen and Sarel Erwee are six uncapped players included in South Africa’s Test squad for the upcoming series against West Indies.
CSA’s convenor of selectors, Victor Mpitsang said that the squads have picked keeping in mind the conditions prevalent in West indies and Ireland. The inclusion of spinners was necessary as South Africa expects to be slow and low conditions for the Test series against West Indies.
South Africa Test Squad to the West Indies
Dean Elgar (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Temba Bavuma (vice-captain), Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wiann Mulder, George Linde, Sarel Erwee, Marco Jansen, Prenalan Subrayen, Kyle Verreynne, Keegan Petersen and Lizaad Williams.
South Africa T20I Squad to the West Indies
Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Bjorn Fortuin, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Sisanda Magala, Lizaad Williams, Kyle Verreynne, Aiden Markram.
South Africa squad to Ireland
Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Sisanda Magala and Lizaad Williams.
South Africa will travel to the Caribbean to play two-match Test series against West Indies starting June 10 in St Lucia. The visitors will lock horns with West Indies in a five-match T20I series that will be played in Grenada.
Then South Africa will travel to Ireland to play three one-day internationals followed by three T20Is, starting from 11th July.