Piedt, Van Zyl called up to Proteas Squad
Posted by: CSA Staff on Tuesday, 3 June 2014

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CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) today named Stiaan van Zyl and Dane Piedt as new caps in the Proteas Castle Lager Test match squad for the tour to Sri Lanka next month while Beuran Hendricks has been included in the Castle Lager ODI squad for the first time. 

Quinton de Kock and Kyle Abbott, who were not in the original squad for the Sunfoil Test Series against Australia but were called up as injury replacements, have been retained and there is also a recall for Imran Tahir. 

The players to drop out of the Test squad are Thami Tsolekile, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren and Robin Peterson while Graeme Smith has retired. 

Hendricks made his debut for the Proteas in the KFC T20 Series against Australia and also went to the ICC World Twenty20 that followed. He now makes his 50 overs debut in the place of Lonwabo Tsotsobe who is recovering from surgery and could not be considered. 

The other changes see Faf du Plessis take the place of the retired Smith and Aaron Phangiso added as a second spinner. 

“Van Zyl and Piedt have been outstanding throughout the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras’ successful Sunfoil Series campaign, finishing up as leading runs scorer and wicket-taker respectively,” commented CSA selection convener Andrew Hudson. “This emphasizes once again the consistent route the selectors have always followed to recognise form through the pipeline path of franchise and South Africa A performance. 

“The tour to Sri Lanka obviously has different tactical considerations to a home series and that required us to alter the balance between our seam and spin bowling options. 

“These two squads are well equipped to take us forward as on the one hand we endeavour to regain the world No. 1 Test ranking and on the other to have a successful run-up to next year’s ICC World Cup.” 

Proteas Castle Lager Test squad: Kyle Abbott (Sunfoil Dolphins), Hashim Amla (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Quinton de Kock (bizhub Highveld Lions), AB de Villiers (The Unlimited Titans), JP Duminy (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (The Unlimited Titans), Dean Elgar (The Unlimited Titans), Imran Tahir (Sunfoil Dolphins), Morne Morkel (The Unlimited Titans), Wayne Parnell (Chevrolet Warriors), Alviro Petersen (bizhub Highveld Lions), Vernon Philander (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Dane Piedt (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Dale Steyn (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Stiaan van Zyl (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras).

 

Proteas Castle Lager ODI squad: AB de Villiers (The Unlimited Titans, capt), Hashim Amla (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Quinton de Kock (bizhub Highveld Lions), JP Duminy (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (The Unlimited Titans), Beuran Hendricks (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Imran Tahir (Sunfoil Dolphins), Jacques Kallis (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Ryan McLaren (Sunfoil Dolphins), David Miller (Sunfoil Dolphins), Morne Morkel (The Unlimited Titans), Wayne Parnell (Chevrolet Warriors), Aaron Phangiso (bizhub Highveld Lions), Vernon Philander (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), , Dale Steyn (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras).

 

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