Cricket South Africa has confirmed the national contracts for the Proteas Men’s and Proteas Women’s teams for the upcoming 2021-22 season.
The Proteas Men are gearing up for a busy international schedule, which includes two T20 World Cups and a historic limited-overs tour of Ireland in July.
After missing out on a contract last year, Heinrich Klaasen is part of the men’s list, while Lara Goodall’s impressive recent performances have earned her a women’s contract.
CSA will once again be implementing the upgrade system, where players, who aren’t contracted, can qualify for a performance-based national contract upgrade.
‘It is a matter of great pride that CSA has increased the number of women’s contracts from 14 to 15 for the very first time,’ said CSA acting chief executive Pholetsi Moseki.
‘We are confident that the number of selected players for both the men’s and women’s teams is sufficient to maintain them across the formats in which they participate.
‘We are about to enter into a very important cricket season with ICC World Cup events for both the men’s and the women’s teams and we are confident that we have the correct personnel and necessary depth within the system to produce teams that will challenge the best in the world in the coming 12 months.
‘On behalf of CSA, I would like to congratulate Lara Goodall and Heinrich Klaasen on their newly awarded contracts. Their performances on the field of play as well as the way they have carried themselves off the field has done the talking for them and we are pleased to reward the hard work that they have put in.’
CSA Contracted Momentum Proteas Women’s Players
Dané van Niekerk (captain, Eastern Province), Trisha Chetty (KZN Coastal), Nadine de Klerk (Western Province), Mignon du Preez (Northerns), Lara Goodall (Western Province), Shabnim Ismail (KZN Coastal), Sinalo Jafta (Western Province), Marizanne Kapp (Eastern Province), Ayabong Khaka (Gauteng), Masabata Klaas (North West), Lizelle Lee (North West), Suné Luus (Northerns), Tumi Sekhukhune (North West), Chloe Tryon (KZN Coastal), Laura Wolvaardt (Western Province).
CSA Contracted Proteas Men’s Players
Temba Bavuma (white-ball captain, Imperial Lions), Quinton de Kock (Momentum Multiply Titans), Dean Elgar (red-ball captain, Momentum Multiply Titans), Beuran Hendricks (Imperial Lions), Reeza Hendricks (Imperial Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (Imperial Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions).