South Africa announce squad for New Zealand tour
CRICDOT DESK : Simon Harmer was recalled when South Africa announced a team of 17 in a two-game test series against New Zealand next month. Harmer, who played last on the Protea team in 2015, gave up cricket in South Africa and signed the Kolpak ruling with Essex in 2017. However, the change in policy meant that Cricket South Africa welcomed the players who lost to the Colpack system.
On the other hand, Off Spinner is included in the tour group on behalf of Keshav Maharaj because George Linde is not available for the wedding. His kitten has more than 700 first-class ticket gates, and Harmer is familiar with the purest form of drilling. Having made his Test debut in 2014, the 32yearold did well in his first five Test appearances, returning with 20 wickets.
However, he then retired from international cricket and served Essex. Nevertheless, the spinner is back thanks to some impressive performances in the domestic circuit. Alongside him, there is also a recall for pacer Lutho Sipamla, who missed out on series against West Indies and India at home. Meanwhile, there aren`t many changes in the Dean Elgarled team, which defeated India 21 earlier this month.
As expected, pace pioneer Kagiso Rabada is back in the math after recovering from India’s ODI. His accomplice, Anrich Nortje, gets sick again and misses again. Opener Aiden Markram maintains his position after a gruesome show against India and seeks to justify the trust of domestic selections. Meanwhile, CSA selector convener Victor Mpitsang said: I am confident they will go in this direction when they leave for New Zealand.
“The addition of Simon (Harmer) and Root (Sipamura) reinforces our intentions as a body to reward excellence in the field, and the pair made him his work of the past season. It speaks for itself. ” Meanwhile, the two-game test series will begin on February 17, with both games playing at Hagley Oval in Christchurch.
New Zealand Tour South Africa Representatives: Dean Elgar (Captain), Temba Bavma, Salell Arwee, Simon Harmer, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Wian Malder, Lungi Ngidi, Duane Olivier, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Luthho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne