• Hamza to lead SA A in Zimbabwe

    Proteas batsman Zubayr Hamza will skipper the South Africa A side in their tour of Zimbabwe, which gets under way at the end of the month.

    The South Africans will face the hosts in a four-match One-Day and two-match Four-Day series, with all matches scheduled to take place in Harare.

    ‘We are pleased to have our A team playing again. This is vital for the growth of our next tier of players who have been starved of international experience of late,’ said CSA convenor of selectors Victor Mpitsang.

    ‘Covid-19 saw a couple of planned tours cancelled last season, so we are grateful to the Zimbabwe Cricket Board for inviting us over for what we know will be a tightly contested few weeks of cricket.

    ‘The One-Day series in particular will act as match preparation for our Proteas who will be taking part in the white-ball leg of the tour to the West Indies. Red-ball cricket is a format that CSA holds in high esteem and wishes to protect at all costs, so it’s of great importance for us to ensure that we have a strong base from which the National Selection Panel can select when the national team needs an injection of new blood.’

    South Africa A One-Day squad:

    Ryan Rickelton (Central Gauteng Lions), Janneman Malan (Boland), Reeza Hendricks (Central Gauteng Lions), Zubayr Hamza (Western Province), Tony de Zorzi (Western Province), Dwaine Pretorius (North West), Andile Phehlukwayo (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Sisanda Magala (Central Gauteng Lions), Junior Dala (Northerns), Lutho Sipamla (Central Gauteng Lions), Senuran Muthusamy (North West), Daryn Dupavillon (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Glenton Stuurman (Eastern Province), Theunis de Bruyn (Northerns), Wiaan Lubbe (Eastern Province), Sinethemba Qeshile (Eastern Province).

    South Africa A Four-Day squad:

    Dominic Hendricks (Central Gauteng Lions), Eddie Moore (Eastern Province), Zubayr Hamza (Zubayr Hamza), Raynard van Tonder (Free State), Theunis de Bruyn (Northerns), Senuran Muthusamy (North West), Sinethemba Qeshile (Eastern Province), Miguel Pretorius (Free State), Daryn Dupavillon (KwaZulu-Natal Coastal), Glenton Stuurman (Eastern Province), Lutho Sipamla (Central Gauteng Lions), Dayyaan Galiem (Northerns), Okuhle Cele (Northerns), Tony de Zorzi (Western Province), Ryan Rickelton (Central Gauteng Lions), Tshepo Ntuli (Central Gauteng Lions).

    South Africa A tour of Zimbabwe schedule:

     29 May 2021                   1st One-Day Match               Harare

    31 May 2021                   2nd One-Day Match               Harare

    02 June 2021                   3rd One-Day Match              Harare

    04 June 2021                   4th One-Day Match               Harare

    06-10 June 2021             1st 4-Day Match                     Harare

    13-16 June 2021             2nd 4-Day Match                    Harare


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    Andre Huisamen