South Africa have added pacer Migael Pretorius to their Test squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Sri Lanka on December 26. The 25-year-old from Vereeniging has had an distinctive season to this point within the Cricket South Africa (CSA) 4-Day Domestic Cup beneath the teaching of former Proteas paceman, Allan Donald. He is at the moment third on the match’s Leading Wicket Takers desk with 19 scalps from 5 matches and greatest bowling figures of seven/102 against the Dolphins in their season opener final month. Kagiso Rabada and Dwaine Pretorius haven’t but been medically cleared to take part within the tour and in their absence, the remainder of the pacers could have to step up.
In a press launch by Cricket South Africa, CSA Convenor of Selectors, Victor Mpitsang mentioned, “We’re pleased to include Migael Pretorius in the Proteas Test squad for the Sri Lanka series. We’re big on rewarding consistently good work and the player has done a lot to make a case for himself. We hope that this experience will be a great learning one for him and that this can serve as encouragement for players across the country, showing them that their chances may not be as far off as they think,” Mpitsang mentioned.
New faces galore
The appointment of Quinton de Kock is another main shift for South Africa as they appear to blood some kids for future assignments. Cricket South Africa additionally introduced that Sarel Erwee, Glenton Stuurman and Kyle Verreynne have acquired call-ups for the tour. Former South Africa under-19s captain, Wiaan Mulder, makes a return to the nationwide crew after a interval of extended damage saved him out of motion.
Erwee has had run in South Africa’s home circuit, just lately smashing 199 for the Dolphins within the 4-Day Domestic Series season-opener against the Lions. He averages 60.28 with 469 runs in eight innings to this point within the competitors. Stuurman is a right-arm medium-pacer and he has a document of 181 wickets from 46 matches at a bowling common of 21.28 for the Warriors within the home first-class compeition. His greatest bowling figures of seven/12 are capped off by a excessive rating of 81 from his total 671 runs, making him a participant to look out for on this format.
Verreynne has amassed 551 runs in 11 innings, at a median of 55.10, together with two centuries and three half-centuries for Cape Cobras. Before becoming a member of the nationwide crew for the restricted overs tour against England, he had scored 247 runs in two matches, at a median of 61.75. Keegan Petersen has a century and half-century beneath his personal belt for the Dolphins, averaging 57.66 within the competitors, whereas Mulder brings much-need all-rounder capabilities into the fold with a contemporary, unbeaten century from final week to his tally for the Lions, additionally having fun with an above-50 common.