Aiden Markram returns to the Proteas One-Day International squad for the final two One-Day International matches against Sri Lanka on the back of his outstanding recent form that included back-to-back centuries that have helped propel the Titans to the top spot on the Momentum One-Day Cup log.
The squad also features the return of experienced hands Hashim Amla and JP Duminy. The latter has made a successful comeback for the Cape Cobras after being out of action for several months following shoulder surgery.
“Experience is always a key factor in major tournaments such as the ICC Men’s World Cup,” said Cricket SA National Selection Panel Convener (CSA NSP) Linda Zondi. “It is great to see how well JP has regained his best form after being out of action for so long.
“What has also been highly encouraging is see how well the Proteas have played when they have returned to franchise cricket. It is important that they should dominate at this level and that their skills should rub off on our emerging talent.
#CSAnews Markram, Duminy and Amla return to Proteas ODI squad.— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) March 11, 2019
15-man squad (for final two ODIs): Du Plessis (c), Amla, De Kock, Duminy, Tahir, Markram, Miller, Ngidi, Nortje, Phehlukwayo, Pretorius, Rabada, Shamsi, Steyn, vd Dussen. https://t.co/0WxYMBEpCs #ProteaFire #SAvSL pic.twitter.com/f0lO7yNfIA
“JP, Aiden and Dwaine Pretorius have all made significant contributions to their franchises in recent matches.
“We will use the final two matches in the ODI series to continue to examine all the options that are available to us as far as the World Cup squad is concerned.”
Proteas ODI squad (for final two Momentum ODI games against Sri Lanka): Faf du Plessis (Titans, capt), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Quinton de Kock (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Imran Tahir (Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Titans), David Miller (Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (Highveld Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Dale Steyn (Titans), Rassie van der Dussen (Highveld Lions).African News Agency