“This is the Proteas like we have not seen them in a long time,” Victor Mpitsang, South Africa’s choice convener mentioned. “The injection of the IPL players means that we will have a team that’s ready to fire on all cylinders immediately and has vast experience of the conditions that we will be playing in. The country can also join us in a collective sigh of relief at the return of Anrich Nortje, who has been working hard to recover from a frustrating injury. The National Selection Panel and I are really excited to watch our full strength Proteas take on the world’s number one T20 team.”
South Africa will probably be coached by Mark Boucher, who reaffirmed his dedication to taking the group by way of to the tip of 2023 World Cup, in step with his contract, after Cricket South Africa dropped disciplinary expenses towards him final week.
Squad: Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen