Australia in SA
Hendricks called up for T20s
Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) today named
Cape Cobras left-arm seamer, Beuran Hendricks, as a new cap in the Proteas Blue Label Telecoms squad for the T20 International Series against Australia as well as the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next month.
It has been a stellar month for the 23-year-old who set a record for the most wickets during the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge and has earned a contract for the Indian Premier League (IPL) with the tournament’s defending champions, the Mumbai Indians, as a result of this form.
The other notable addition is that of The Unlimited Titans all-rounder, Albie Morkel, who returns to the T20 squad, having played the last of his 42 T20 International matches against India in Sri Lanka during the 2012 edition of the ICC World Twenty20. He is also a veteran of 58 ODI’s, the last of which was also in 2012 in New Zealand.
“Both Beuran and Albie fully deserve their selection following outstanding campaigns in the RAM SLAM T20,” commented CSA selection convener, Andrew Hudson. “As always, there are unlucky players but we feel we have chosen the right combination for the conditions we are likely to encounter on the sub-continent.
“Beuran’s claims could not be ignored and the experience that Albie will bring on board is important for a high profile tournament of this nature. The bulk of these players (11 out of 15) were part of our squad that won their T20 series in Sri Lanka last year under similar conditions.
“The Australian series will provide extremely competitive international cricket and will give our squad just the preparation they need for what we hope will be a successful campaign.”Proteas squad:
Faf du Plessis (The Unlimited Titans, capt),
Hashim Amla (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Farhaan Behardien (The
Unlimited Titans), Quinton de Kock (bizhub Highveld Lions), AB de
Villiers (The Unlimited Titans), JP Duminy (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras),
Beuran Hendricks (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Imran Tahir (bizhub
Highveld Lions), David Miller (Sunfoil Dolphins), Albie Morkel (The
Unlimited Titans), Morne Morkel (The Unlimited Titans), Wayne Parnell
(Chevrolet Warriors), Aaron Phangiso (bizhub Highveld Lions), Dale Steyn
(Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (bizhub Highveld Lions).T20 Internationals:
09 March 2014 – Axxess St Georges
12 March 2014 – Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
14 March 2014 – SuperSport Park
The team leaves for Bangladesh on 15 March.