• Fringe Proteas in Domestic Series

    Several Proteas, not selected for the first two Tests against England, were involved in the 4-Day Domestic Series this week.

    Senuran Muthusamy

    • The Dolphins spinner snared 10 wickets, including a second-innings seven-for, to consign the Cape Cobras to a dramatic collapse and defeat in Oudtshoorn.

    Andile Phehlukwayo

    • The Dolphins all-rounder struck a counterattacking half-century in the first innings against the Cobras – and didn’t take any wickets.

    Also read: Titans and Warriors draw after Thomson ton

    George Linde

    • The Cobras left-arm spinner took 10 wickets or more in a franchise fixture for the second time this season. He is the leading wicket-taker in the 2019-20 4-Day Domestic Series.

    Dane Piedt

    • The off-spinner took a backseat to Linde’s fine form at the Recreation Ground, but still bowled plenty of overs in conducive conditions.

    Dane Paterson

    • The right-arm seamer was economical during the Dolphins’ first innings, but only clinched one wicket before returning for two more in the second.

    Rudi Second

    • The Warriors wicketkeeper-batsman gathered a first-innings half-century against the Titans at SuperSport Park. He kept wicket ahead of the talented Qeshile.

    Also read: Muthusamy stuns Cape Cobras

    Sinethemba Qeshile

    • Qeshile played as a specialist batsman – and hit successive half-centuries. Neither, however, were converted to three figures.

    Lutho Sipamla

    • The Warriors fast bowler took the new ball and was particularly impressive in the first innings, dismissing middle-order duo Farhaan Behardien and Grant Thomson.

    Theunis de Bruyn

    • The Test discard succeeded with a half-century in the first innings, but failed with a mere single in the second.

    Heinrich Klaasen

    • The Titans wicketkeeper-batsman was solid in support of centurion Thomson, as the Titans ensured a draw.

    Tabraiz Shamsi

    • The left-arm wrist spinner bowled with decent control – and ensured Warriors opening batsman Ed Moore fell two runs short of a century.

    Also see: Lions increase lead with win over Knights

    Reeza Hendricks

    • Hendricks batted in third position in the first innings and opened in the second. His contributions were insignificant in both.

    Temba Bavuma

    • The diminutive right-hander fell for nine in the first innings and was not required in the second. Faf du Plessis’ call for a big ‘weight of runs’ at domestic level was not obliged.

    Beuran Hendricks

    • The left-arm seamer supported fast bowler Eldred Hawken well – and clinched a first-innings four-wicket haul.

    Bjorn Fortuin

    • Like Hendricks, the left-arm spinner claimed an innings four-for against the Knights. If not fellow left-arm spinners Maharaj, Muthusamy or Linde, Fortuin is arguably next in line for a Test berth.

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