STIAAN VAN ZYL, Beuran Hendricks and Rory Kleinveldt have all been included in the SA Invitation squad to play the three-day tour match against the West Indies at Sahara Park Willowmoore from Wednesday of next week.
“All three players have been short of match practice after coming back from injury and they need time in the middle,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) High Performance Manager, Vinnie Barnes. “Castle Lager Proteas coach, Russell Domingo, has agreed to release Stiaan, who is a member of the Sunfoil Test Series squad, for the duration of the match.
“The rest of the team has been made up from players who have impressed at the national academy and this will be an opportunity for them to perform on a bigger stage,” Barnes added.
The match does not have first-class status so all 13 players will get game time.
SA Invitation squad: Dominic Hendricks (bizhub Highveld Lions, capt), Gihahn Cloete (Chevrolet Knights), Darryn DuPavillon (Sunfoil Dolphins), Rabian Engelbrecht (Sunfoil Dolphins), Clyde Fortuin (Nashua Cape Cobras), Beuran Hendricks (Nashua Cape Cobras), Rory Kleinveldt (Nashua Cape Cobras), Aviwe Ngijima (Western Province), Mangaliso Mosehle (The Unlimited Titans), Jerry Nqolo (Border), Keagan Petersen (Nashua Cape Cobras), Tabraiz Shamzi (The Unlimited Titans), Stiaan van Zyl (Nashua Cape Cobras).
Coach: Shukri Conrad