Nortje back in South Africa squad for India T20Is; Stubbs earns maiden call-up

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Tristan Stubbs, the second-highest run-scorer in South Africa’s domestic T20 challenge, has received his maiden call-up to the national side after being included in the squad to play five T20Is in India in June. Stubbs joins a full-strength South African outfit that includes all the players who missed the Bangladesh Test after opting to go to the IPL instead.
Anrich Nortje, who has not played for South Africa since the T20 World Cup last November, returned to fitness at the IPL and is part of the squad.

“This is the Proteas like we have not seen them in a long time,” Victor Mpitsang, South Africa’s selection convener said. “The injection of the IPL players means that we will have a team that’s ready to fire on all cylinders immediately and has vast experience of the conditions that we will be playing in. The country can also join us in a collective sigh of relief at the return of Anrich Nortje, who has been working hard to recover from a frustrating injury. The National Selection Panel and I are really excited to watch our full strength Proteas take on the world’s number one T20 team.”

South Africa will be coached by Mark Boucher, who reaffirmed his commitment to taking the team through to the end of 2023 World Cup, in line with his contract, after Cricket South Africa dropped disciplinary charges against him last week.

Squad: Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen

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