Cricket South Africa has announced the revised list of centrally contracted players for 2019-20. Rassie van der Dussen was added in the new list of the national contract for the season after having a successful ICC World Cup where he was the second-highest run-getter for South Africa with 311 runs from six innings at an average of 62.20.
“Rassie’s promotion is thoroughly justified on the back of a brilliant debut season at international level and has also served as an inspiration to all aspiring cricketers at domestic level of what can be achieved by showing top-class form on a consistent basis,” CSA Chief Executive Thabang Moroe said.
Cricket South Africa have also announced a list of eight batsmen and seven spinners who will take part of a spin-bowling camp. The camp will be held in Bengaluru between August 17-23 as a part of the preparation for the upcoming all-format series. Along with the ‘A’ squad that will play against India A, Aiden Markram, Janeman Malan and Zubai Hamza have been named to attend the camp in Bangalore. Offspinner Dane Piedt, who played in South Africa’s last tour of India in 2015, has named in the list of spinners who will attend the camp.
“The batting group is completed by two of our most consistent runs scorers in franchise cricket in Pieter Malan and Edward Moore,” Moroe said. “The bowling group is headed by the experience of Dane Piedt and includes highly promising talents, among them being Bjorn Fortuin, Tsepo Ndwandwa and Senuran Muthusamy.”
“It is a fact that most international cricket is played on the sub-continent these days and we have to look ahead not only to the tours on the immediate horizon but the next edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023,” Moroe further added.
The A team Coach, Russell Domingo will be assisted by former South Africa players Ashwell Prince (batting consultant) and Paul Adams (spin consultant) at the camp.