South Africa name new cap Van der Dussen in one-day squad

Jose Verdugo
Enero 10, 2019

There is also a recall for fast bowler Dane Paterson, who has not played for the Proteas in this format since his debut series against Bangladesh in 2017, while Hashim Amla, who missed the most recent series in Australia towards the end of previous year through injury, returns to the squad.

"We need to look at all the options available to us as we get closer to selecting our final squad for the World Cup", said Zondi.

Batsman JP Duminy and fast bowler Lungi Ngidi were not considered because of injury. The 29-year-old Van der Dussen was the highest scorer in the recent Mzansi Super League domestic Twenty20 competition, averaging nearly 60 in 12 matches at a strike-rate of close to 140.

Five one-day internationals against Pakistan and five more against Sri Lanka are South Africa's final one-day engagements before the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales that starts on May 30.

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The Proteas were in a similar position in the same period a year ago against India, clinching the three-match series in the second Test before going down to the visitors in the dead-rubber played at the very same venue.

"Those players who went to Australia and have not been selected for the first two matches - Farhaan Behardien, Aiden Markram and Chris Morris - are by no means out of the picture and they may well get further opportunities in the second half of the series", Zondi said.

"We are very happy with the way in which our Vision 2019 is taking shape. The series against Pakistan could not have come at a better time as they will provide a very stern test for the Proteas under conditions very similar to what we will experience at the World Cup".

South Africa: Dean Elgar (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Theunis de Bruyn, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Pieter Malan, Aiden Markram, Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn.

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