Behardien 'desperate' to get back in Proteas squad

2018-05-21 20:18
Farhaan Behardien (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Batsman Farhaan Behardien has made his intentions known and desperately wants to don the green and gold again for the Proteas this winter.

Behardien struggled to convince the national selectors that he belongs on the international stage despite a stellar season for the Titans.

The 34-year-old only featured in one game - the sixth and final ODI - against India in February, and by then the Proteas had already lost the series. However, Behardien played the three T20Is against India.

The Titans batsman is hoping to continue his performance in the domestic scene to cement his spot in the Proteas ODI squad and hopefully play in next year's ICC Cricket World Cup.

"The key for me is to keep performing for the Titans, because that is always the focus," Behardien told the Titans official website.

"I would obviously love to get back into Proteas squad, and it will be a massive season of six-seven months domestically."

The Proteas travel to Sri Lanka in July where they'll play two Tests, 5 ODIs and a T20I.

If the call-up comes sooner, Behardien wants to be ready for the upcoming season.

"I would love to continue my T20 form into next season, and also build on my 50-over form. I want to put myself in the best position to be ready if I get the call-up for any of the winter tours," he said.

The Proteas consolidated itineraries from July 2018 to March 2019 is as follows:

Proteas tour to Sri Lanka 2018 

July 4: SA arrive in Sri Lanka

July 7-8: Two-day practice match, P Sara Stadium, Colombo

July 12-16: 1st Test match, Galle

July 20-24: 2nd Test match, Colombo

July 26: One-day warm-up match, venue to be confirmed

July 29: 1st ODI, Dambulla (Day match)

August 1: 2nd ODI, Dambulla (D/N)

August 5: 3rd ODI, Kandy (day match)

August 8: 4th ODI, Kandy (D/N)

August 12: 5th ODI, Colombo (D/N)

August 14: T20 International, Colombo (D/N) 

Zimbabwe tour to SA 2018 

September 30 - 10:00, 1st ODI, Diamond Oval, Kimberley (Day)

October 3 - 13:00, 2nd ODI, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein (D/N)

October 6 - 13:00, 3rd ODI, Boland Park, Paarl (D/N)

October 9 - 18:00, 1st T20 International, Buffalo Park, East London (D/N)

October 12 - 18:00, 2nd T20 International, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom (D/N)

October 14 - 14:30, 3rd T20 International, Willowmoore Park, Benoni (Day) 

Proteas tour to Australia 2018 

October 31: Prime Minister's XI, Manuka Oval, Canberra (D/N)

November 4: 1st ODI, Perth (D/N)

November 9:  2nd ODI, Adelaide Oval (D/N)

November 11: 3rd ODI, Hobart (D/N)

November 14: T20 Tour match, Allan Border Field, Brisbane (Day)

November 17: T20 International, Gold Coast (Night) 

Pakistan tour to SA 2018/19 

December 19-21 - 10:00, Three-day tour match v SA Invitation XI, Willowmoore Park, Benoni

December 26-30 - 10:00, 1st Test match, SuperSport Park, Centurion

January 3-7 - 10:30, 2nd Test match, Newlands, Cape Town

January 11-15 - 10:00, 3rd Test match, Wanderers, Johannesburg

January 19 - 13:00, 1st ODI, St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth (D/N)

January 22 - 13:00, 2nd ODI, Kingsmead, Durban (D/N)

January 25 - 13:00, 3rd ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion (D/N)

January 27 - 10:00, 4th ODI, Wanderers, Johannesburg (Day)

January 30 - 13:00, 5th ODI, Newlands, Cape Town (D/N)

February 1 - 18:00, 1st T20 International, Newlands, Cape Town (D/N)

February 3 - 14:30, 2nd T20 International, Wanderers, Johannesburg (Day)

February 6 - 18:00, 3rd T20 International, SuperSport Park, Centurion (D/N) 

Sri Lanka tour to SA 2019 

February 13-17 - 10:00, 1st Test match, Kingsmead, Durban

February 21-25 - 10:00, 2nd Test match, St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth

February 28 - 10:00, One-Day tour match v SA Invitation XI, Willowmoore Park, Benoni (Day)

March 3 - 10:00, 1st ODI, Wanderers, Johannesburg (Day)

March 6 - 13:00, 2nd ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion (D/N)

March 10 - 10:00, 3rd ODI, Kingsmead, Durban (Day)

March 13 - 13:00, 4th ODI, St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth (D/N)

March 16 - 13:00, 5th ODI, Newlands, Cape Town (D/N)

March 19 - 18:00, 1st T20 International, Newlands, Cape Town (D/N)

March 22 - 18:00, 2nd T20 International, SuperSport Park, Centurion (D/N)

March 24 - 14:30, 3rd T20 International, Wanderers (Day)

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