Knights seam bowler Migael Pretorius has been called up to the Proteas Test squad ahead of the Test series against Sri Lanka.
Pretorius has started the 4-Day Domestic Series strongly with the ball, taking 19 wickets, with his best return 7-102 against the Dolphins.
Cricket South Africa convenor of selectors Victor Mpitsang said: ‘We’re pleased to include Migael in the Proteas Test squad for the Sri Lanka series. We’re big on rewarding consistently good work and the player has done a lot to make a case for himself.
‘We hope that this experience will be a great learning one for him and that this can serve as encouragement for players across the country, showing them that their chances may not be as far off as they think.’
The first Test starts on Boxing Day in Pretoria.
Kagiso Rabada and Dwain Pretorius have not yet been medically cleared to participate in the tour.
Proteas Test squad against Sri Lanka:
Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Beuran Hendricks, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Sarel Erwee, Anrich Nortje, Glenton Stuurman, Wiaan Mulder, Keegan Petersen, Kyle Verreynne, Migael Pretorius.
Saturday, 26-30 December at 10am:
1st Test match South Africa vs Sri Lanka, SuperSport Park, Centurions
Sunday, 3-7 January 2021 at 10am:
2nd Test match (WTC) South Africa vs Sri Lanka, Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg