Kagiso Rabada and Sisanda Magala will not take part in Saturday’s inaugural 3TCricket Solidarity Cup at SuperSport Park, following the tragic deaths of close family members.
Cricket South Africa on Wednesday afternoon confirmed Thando Ntini and Bjorn Fortuin as their respective replacements in the OUTsurance Kingfishers and Takealot Eagles teams, while all-rounder Chris Morris is also unavailable for the match – he will be replaced by Gerald Coetzee, also in the Kingfishers team.
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Rabada, who was due to captain the Kingfishers on the historic day – when CSA is also set to pay tribute to former president Nelson Mandela – will be replaced by Heinrich Klaasen as the leader of the team.
Action will get under way at 10:45am on Saturday and will be broadcast live on SS2.
Updated teams for 3TC:
Mr D Food Kites: Quinton De Kock (c), Temba Bavuma, Jon-Jon Smuts, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje. Coach: Wandile Gwavu.
OUTsurance Kingfishers: Heinrich Klaasen (c), Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Faf du Plessis, Thando Ntini, Gerald Coetzee, Glenton Stuurman, Tabraiz Shamsi. Coach: Mignon du Preez.
Takealot Eagles: AB de Villiers (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Junior Dala, Lungi Ngidi. Coach: Geoffrey Toyana.