Subrayen, Erwee receive Test call ups, Morris misses out as Proteas announce squads for Windies tour

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh

Author| May 18, 11:35 AM

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Cricket South Africa announced a 19 man squad each for the Tests and T20Is to be played on the Proteas’ tour of the West Indies which begins on June 10 with the first Test at the Daren Sammy Stadium in St. Lucia. 

Spinner Prenelan Subrayen has received his maiden Test call up while veteran first-class batter Sarel Erwee has been called up for the red ball format as well. Apart from these two, Marco Jansen, who played two T20s with Mumbai Indians in the recently postponed IPL has found a place in the team too. 

While Prenelan, 27 has 145 wickets in 53 First-Class games, he is more than capable enough bowler in the lower order. Erwee, with 90 First-Class games in his kitty has scored 5422 runs with the help of nine centuries and 34 fifties. 

In the T20I squad, there aren’t many changes. David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Quinton de Kock and Lungi Ngidi, all of whom went onto play the IPL and were replaced by some unknown faces on the team for the Pakistan series at home, are back into the team. 

The only player to miss out even after performing well in the IPL is Rajasthan Royals’ Chris Morris. The most expensive player in this year’s IPL auction, Morris won a game single headedly and impressed with both bat and ball. Despite that, he has failed to find a place in the limited-overs squad. 

People expecting AB de Villiers to be called up would once again have nothing but disappointment as the 360-degree player hasn't been named in the team once more. The Test side would be lead by Elgar while Bavuma would lead the T20Is team. 

The board also announced the team for South Africa's Ireland tour which would commence after the conclusion of the West Indies tour. Keshav Maharaj is the lone entrant in the ODI and T20I squad. The other 19 players in both the West Indies T20I series and Ireland tour remain the same. 

The Proteas would play three ODIs and an equal number of T20Is against the Irish team, starting with the first match, an ODI being played at The Village in Dublin. The caravan would then move to Belfast for the second and third T20I.

Test squad for West Indies tour: Dean Elgar (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Quinton de Kock, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Peterson , Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lizaad Williams , Prenelan Subrayen, Marco Jansen

T20 squad for West Indies tour: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams

White-ball squad for Ireland tour: Temba Bavuma (c) Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo , Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams

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