Maiden Call-up for Glenton Stuurman as Cricket South Africa Announce 24-man Squad for England Series

Junior Dala also makes a return to the national team after a prolonged injury saw him miss out on last season’s inbound international tours.

Maiden Call-up for Glenton Stuurman as Cricket South Africa Announce 24-man Squad for England Series

Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced a 24-man squad that will take on England in South Africa’s first international tour since March 2020, handing maiden national call-up for seamer old Glenton Stuurman. The three-match T20 International series as well as the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series, will take place behind closed doors at Newlands and Boland Park from 27 November to 09 December 2020.

Stuurman and the rest of the named squad will be eligible for selection for both series. The 28-year-old from Oudtshoorn has 10 franchise matches to his name, with 35 wickets under his belt. Junior Dala also makes a return to the national team after a prolonged injury saw him miss out on last season’s inbound international tours.

Newly appointed Convenor of Selectors, Victor Mpitsang said: “We’re very excited to be announcing this squad today. With the bio-secure environment where movement in and out of the squad will be limited, we had to make sure that we have all our bases covered with the 24 players.

“It also gives the team the opportunity to play some inter-squad games just to make sure that they sharpen up those white-ball skills before the series start. I’d like to wish the team and everyone involved all the best for the upcoming tour against England. I’m really looking forward to the summer ahead.”

CSA Director of Cricket, Graeme Smith is delighted to see the many months of hard work that was put in by so many at CSA, bearing fruit.

“I’m extremely proud of the hard work that the CSA team has put into ensuring the Proteas men return to international cricket,” he said. “It’s been a long winter and it’s really pleasing that we finally have an imminent international tour on our shores to look forward to.

“This is an important season for the team, with an ICC T20 World Cup coming up late next year in India. I’m sure that the T20 series in particular, is going to boast some explosive performances for cricket fans to enjoy at home. An ODI series against the reigning World Champions will always bring a level of excitement of its own. I’m looking forward to an exciting return to international cricket for our Proteas.

“We are also anticipating to have more good news to announce from the Momentum Proteas team soon,” Mr Smith concluded.

Proteas men’s England Tour to South Africa squad

Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Faf du Plessis, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne

England men’s Tour to South Africa

Friday, 27 November  - 1st T20I, Newlands, Cape Town

Sunday, 29 November - - 2nd T20I, Boland Park, Paarl

Tuesday, 01 December - 3rd T20I, Newlands, Cape Town

Friday, 04 December - 1st ODI, Newlands, Cape Town

Sunday, 06 December - 2nd ODI, Boland Park, Paarl

Wednesday, 09 December - 3rd ODI, Newlands, Cape Town



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 3941 109
5 South Africa 3345 108
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6824 262
5 South Africa 4380 258
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