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Proteas ODI captain Temba Bavuma. Photo: AFP

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW: Proteas back in action TODAY!

The Proteas are back in action from Friday as they turn their attention to limited-overs action against Bangladesh.

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Proteas ODI captain Temba Bavuma. Photo: AFP

After recently clinching a memorable comeback victory against New Zealand to draw a two-Test series 1-1, the Proteas have now returned to South Africa for a series against Bangladesh.


In a 16-man Proteas squad to take on Bangladesh in the upcoming three-game ODI series, Temba Bavuma will lead a settled squad.

Fast bowler Sisanda Magala was not available for selection due to a failed fitness Test, while Anrich Nortje remains unavailable due to a frustrating hip injury.

Following the three ODI matches, the Proteas and Bangladesh will clash in a two-Test series that will conclude South Africa’s summer season of cricket.

CSA‘s convenor of selectors, Victor Mpitsang, said the aim was to continue the development of the side through consistent selection.

“The National Selection Panel and I are looking forward to another exciting ODI series at home. With ICC World Cup qualification points in the balance, it was vital for us not to tinker with a winning combination.

“After a great performance against a very strong Indian side, we felt it was important to reward thegood performances of the previous series and to continue to back this growing team.

“Consistency in selection and performance are just some of the key elements that need to be looked after, especially when building up to a World Cup, and we are looking forward to seeing what this Temba Bavuma-led group will produce against fresh opposition in the coming weeks. On behalf of the panel, I would like to wish him and coach Mark Boucher, all the best for the series.”

Tour schedule:

ODI series

1st ODI: Friday, 18 March – SuperSport Park, Centurion (13:00 – D/N)

2nd ODI: Sunday, 20 March – Wanderers, Johannesburg (10:00 – D)

3rd ODI: Wednesday, 23 March – SuperSport Park, Centurion (13:00 – D/N)

Test series

1st Test: Thursday, 31 March to Monday 04 April – Kingsmead, Durban (10:00)

2nd Test: Friday, 08 April to Tuesday, 12 April – St George’s Park, Gqeberha (10:00)

Proteas ODI squad against Bangladesh:

Temba Bavuma (captain, Lions), Keshav Maharaj (vice-captain, Dolphins), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper, Titans), Zubayr Hamza (Western Province), Marco Jansen (Warriors), Janneman Malan (Paarl Rocks), Aiden Markram (Titans), David Miller (Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Wayne Parnell (Western Province), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (North West Dragons), Kagiso Rabada (Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Rassie van der Dussen (Lions), Kyle Verreynne (Western Province)