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South Africa Squad vs IND: Quinton De Kock, Kagiso Rabada & Anrich Nortje return as CSA name 21-man squad

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South Africa Squad vs IND: Star Proteas players Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje returned to the Test side as CSA named a 21-man squad for India series, starting December 26. Dean Elgar will continue to lead the Test side while limited-overs skipper Temba Bavuma has been named his deputy. Former Mumbai Indians’ young speedster Marco Jansen was also handed a Test call-up after impressing against India A. Follow India Tour of South Africa Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

The series will form part of the new cycle of the ICC World Test Championship and will be hosted in three venues namely — SuperSport Park, Imperial Wanderers and Six Gun Grill Newlands respectively.

However, despite doing well against India A, Pieter Malan didn’t find a place. Instead, George Linde has been given the go-ahead. The team was the same core group that toured West Indies in June.

South Africa Squad vs IND: Quinton De Kock, Kagiso Rabada & Anrich Nortje return as CSA name 21-man squad

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Marco Jansen takes the ball back after his six-for, Warriors vs Lions, 4-Day Franchise Series, Division 1, Port Elizabeth, 2nd day, November 6, 2021

South Africa Squad vs IND: Quinton De Kock, Kagiso Rabada & Anrich Nortje return as CSA name 21-man squad

Amongst others, Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje returned to the Test side after missing out on the West Indies tour.

CSA also named seamer Duanne Olivier, who has returned to the South African domestic set-up following a prolonged stint in the United Kingdom.

Olivier’s last Test appearance for South Africa was in Gqeberha against Sri Lanka in February of 2019. The 29-year-old has made a loud return to the CSA Four-Day Series, ending this year as the leading wicket taker, eight scalps clear of number two, Simon Harmer. Olivier has claim to 28 wickets in eight innings at an average of 11.14 and best innings bowling figures of 5/53.

South Africa Squad vs IND: Quinton De Kock, Kagiso Rabada & Anrich Nortje return as CSA name 21-man squad

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Glenton Stuurman and Prenelan Subrayen have also received nods back into the team and Sisanda Magala and Ryan Rickelton will be pleased to receive their maiden Test team call-ups.

South Africa’s Test squad: 

Dean Elgar (captain), Temba Bavuma (vice-captain), Quinton de Kock (WK), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Prenelan Subrayen, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duanne Olivier.

South Africa Squad vs IND: Quinton De Kock, Kagiso Rabada & Anrich Nortje return as CSA name 21-man squad

“We are really looking forward to the return of Dean Elgar and his men, it’s been a long few months since the last time we saw them dominate in the West Indies. We are confident in the team that we have selected and believe fully in backing the talent that we have unearthed and cultivated over the last couple of seasons and giving players the backing that they deserve when they have continuously done well over a significant period of time,” CSA Convenor of Selectors, Victor Mpitsang said.

India Tour of South Africa Test Series Schedule

26-30 December 21: 1st Test vs India @ SuperSport Park, Centurion
03-07 January 22: 2nd Test vs India @ Imperial Wanderers, Johannesburg
11-15 January 22: 3rd Test vs India @ Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town

South Africa Squad vs IND: Quinton De Kock, Kagiso Rabada & Anrich Nortje return as CSA name 21-man squad

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