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Cook, Parnell to lead SA 'A' squads

2016-06-07 21:50
Stephen Cook (File)

Cape Town - Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday named Stephen Cook as captain of South Africa 'A' for the four-day series away to Zimbabwe and Australia later this year.

Wayne Parnell will lead the South Africa 'A' squad for the triangular limited overs series against Australia 'A' and India 'A', also to be played in Australia.

There are four new caps at this level in Highveld Lions all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius, plus the three quick bowlers – Sisanda Magala of the Warriors, Malusi Siboto of the Titans and Duanne Olivier of the Knights.

“These are two very important tours as we look to build our depth in both the four-day and 50 overs formats,” commented CSA selection convener, Linda Zondi. “The four newcomers have all come off outstanding franchise seasons and we will once again reward franchise players who earn the opportunity by moving them up to the next level of our talent pipeline.

“A number of Proteas Test squad regulars, who are not involved in the current tri-series in the Caribbean, have been included in the four-day squads at the request of national coach, Russell Domingo. This will give them quality match practice ahead of the two-match Test Series against New Zealand in August.

“Vernon Philander, in particular, has not had a lot of cricket, following his long-term injury lay-off.

“Stephen Cook is one of our most experienced and successful leaders at franchise level and he is the ideal choice to fill this important role, particularly when there are a number of young and inexperienced players in the squad. Wayne Parnell gets the opportunity to develop his leadership skills in the one-day format. He was an outstanding captain of our national under-19 side and took them to the final of the under-19 ICC World Cup in 2008,” concluded Zondi.

South Africa A four-day squad for Zimbabwe (July 7 to 19): Stephen Cook (bizhub Highveld Lions, captain), Qaasim Adams (The Unlimited Titans), Theunis de Bruyn (VKB Knights), Heino Kuhn (The Unlimited Titans), Sisanda Magala (Warriors), Keshav Maharaj (Sunfoil Dolphins), Duanne Olivier (VKB Knights), Andile Phehlukwayo (Sunfoil Dolphins), Vernon Philander (Cape Cobras), Dane Piedt (Cape Cobras), Dwaine Pretorius (bizhub Highveld Lions), Omphile Ramela (Cape Cobras), Stiaan van Zyl (Cape Cobras), Dane Vilas (Cape Cobras), Hardus Viljoen (bizhub Highveld Lions)

South Africa A four-day squad for Australia (July 25 to August 9): Stephen Cook (bizhub Highveld Lions, capt), Qaasim Adams (The Unlimited Titans), Temba Bavuma (bizhub Highveld Lions), Dean Elgar (The Unlimited Titans), Heino Kuhn (The Unlimited Titans), Sisanda Magala (Warriors), Keshav Maharaj (Sunfoil Dolphins), Duanne Olivier (VKB Knights), Wayne Parnell (Cape Cobras), Andile Phehlukwayo (Sunfoil Dolphins), Vernon Philander (Cape Cobras), Dane Piedt (Cape Cobras), Omphile Ramela (Cape Cobras), Stiaan van Zyl (Cape Cobras), Dane Vilas (Cape Cobras), Hardus Viljoen (bizhub Highveld Lions)

South Africa A one-day squad for triangular in Australia (August 13 to September 4): Wayne Parnell (Cape Cobras, capt), Qaasim Adams (The Unlimited Titans), Marchant de Lange (VKB Knights), Reeza Hendricks (bizhub Highveld Lions), Heino Kuhn (The Unlimited Titans), Eddie Leie (bizhub Highveld Lions), Sisanda Magala (Warriors), Aaron Phangiso (bizhub Highveld Lions), Andile Phehlukwayo (Sunfoil Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (bizhub Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (VKB Knights), Malusi Siboto (The Unlimited Titans), Khaya Zondo (Sunfoil Dolphins), David Miller (VKB  Knights), Dane Vilas (Cape Cobras)

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