Proteas

Pretorius set for extended Proteas chance

2016-09-24 08:45
Dwaine Pretorius (Gallo)

Cape Town - Originally, Dwaine Pretorius was only named in the Proteas squad for Sunday's one-off ODI against Ireland in Benoni. 

But now, after a knee injury to Chris Morris that will sideline him for two months, Pretorius has been included in the squad for the five ODIs that take place against Australia next month. 

When Sport24 spoke to the 27-year-old following his call-up to the squad for the Ireland match, he said then that he would be looking to force his way into the Proteas set-up long-term with more big performances in franchise cricket. 

As it turns out, it could be a while before Pretorius is playing domestic cricket again. 

He is seen by most as a bowling all-rounder and will come up against Andile Phehlukwayo and Wayne Parnell for a place in the side. 

Phehlukwayo also stands his line to win his ODI debut against Ireland on Sunday, while Proteas management have already confirmed that Test star Temba Bavuma will open the batting alongside Quinton de Kock. 

Captain AB de Villiers, meanwhile, has also been ruled out of the match with an elbow injury.

Play starts at 10:00 on Sunday.

Proteas squad to play Ireland:

Temba Bavuma (Highveld Lions), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Quinton de Kock (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (Titans), David Miller (Knights), Wayne Parnell (Cape Cobras), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (Highveld Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions)

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