Proteas ditch De Kock, pick Van Wyk

2015-08-04 12:07
Quinton de Kock (AFP)

Cape Town - Morne van Wyk has been recalled to the Proteas limited overs squads in place of Quinton de Kock for both series against New Zealand later this month while David Wiese is in line to win his first cap in the ODI format.

The Proteas will play two T20 International matches against the Black Caps while the Proteas will play three ODIs.

Other features of the first squads to be named under the leadership of new selection convener, Linda Zondi, are the return of AB de Villiers from paternity leave while both JP Duminy and Morne Morkel have been given leave of absence for the ODI Series for the same reason. They will, however, both play in the T20 International series.

Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander also return to ODI duty after missing the series in Bangladesh. Imran Tahir will play the ODI Series against New Zealand but not the T20 where a further opportunity is being given to Eddie Leie who had an outstanding debut against Bangladesh.

“We have maintained our policy of selection consistency which has paid dividends in the past,” commented Zondi.

“At the same time our national squads will never be a closed shop and we will always reward players who show the right level of form. David Wiese has been knocking on the door of the ODI squad for some time and this series provides another opportunity to see what he can offer as an all-rounder.

“Morne van Wyk adds experience to our squads and he will also strengthen our leadership core, having been a successful franchise captain for many years now.

“Quinton de Kock remains an outstanding talent but we feel that the South Africa A tour of India presents the best opportunity at this stage of his career for him to rediscover his form.”

Proteas ODI squad:

AB de Villiers (Titans, captain), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Imran Tahir (Dolphins), David Miller (Dolphins), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Vernon Philander (Cape Cobras), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Knights), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras), Morne van Wyk (Dolphins), David Wiese (Titans)

Proteas T20 squad:

Faf du Plessis (Titans, captain), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), AB de Villiers (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Eddie Leie (Highveld Lions), David Miller (Dolphins), Morne Morkel (Titans), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Knights), Morne van Wyk (Dolphins), David Wiese (Titans)

NZ Tour Itinerary

August 14, 2015: 1st T20 International (D/N), Kingsmead, Durban,

August 16, 2015: 2nd T20 International (Day), SuperSport Park, Centurion

August 19, 2015: 1st ODI (D/N), SuperSport Park, Centurion

August 23, 2015: 2nd ODI (Day), Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

August 26, 2015: 3rd ODI (D/N), Kingsmead, Durban

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