March 23, 2012 in Uncategorized
The New Age Cup T20 Match between India and South Africa will take place on Friday 30 March 2012 at the Bidvest Wanderers and Johan Botha will Captain SA. The match is a follow-up to last year’s one-off T20 match held at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, which attracted the largest cricket audience on the African continent. Cricket South Africa (CSA) have agreed with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to make this an annual fixture, to celebrate the bilateral ties between South Africa and India.
This will be a great match between these two sides and I’m glad to see that we are going to give some of our younger players a chance in this match. Johan Botha is a great captain which we have seen previously and I’m really happy that they have given him the captaincy for this game. I hope he does us proud.
Cricket South Africa has chosen a squad of 13 as there is some doubt about the fitness of Kallis who has been ruled out of the current test match against NZ. The team management needs to have plenty of options available such is Kallis’s all-round value to the side. I really hope Kallis will be fit enough to play but we will just have to wait and see how it all plans out.
PROTEAS’ T20 SQUAD: Johan Botha (Chevrolet Warriors, capt), Farhaan Behardien (Nashua Titans), Faf du Plessis (Nashua Titans), Jacques Kallis (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Colin Ingram (Chevrolet Warriors), Richard Levi (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Albie Morkel (Nashua Titans), Justin Ontong (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Wayne Parnell (Chevrolet Warriors), Rusty Theron (Chevrolet Warriors), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (Chevrolet Warriors), Morne van Wyk (Chevrolet Knights), Dane Vilas (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras)