No Faf du Plessis as South Africa name weakened squad for Sri Lanka T20 series
The South African selectors have rested most of their leading players, including regular T20 international captain Faf du Plessis. The team will be led by all-rounder Farhaan Behardien and will not have all-rounder David Wiese as well, who is joining English County side Sussex.Updated: Jan 10, 2017 11:02 IST
Wiese has joined the exodus of South African international cricketerswho have opted for the security of an English county contract, signing a three-year deal with Sussex.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) yesterday said that selectors initially included Wiese, 31, in the squad, but his switch effectively ends his international career for South Africa.
The South African selectors have rested most of their leading players, including regular T20 international captain du Plessis. The team will be led by all-rounder Farhaan Behardien.
Five players uncapped at international level are in the squad, as well as all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo, who has only played in one-day internationals previously.
Star batsman AB de Villiers, who has not played since June last year because of an elbow injury, and fast bowler Morne Morkel, recovering from a back injury, are due to play in a domestic one-day game on January 22 and may be considered for the third and final T20 international, in Cape Town on January 25.
Farhaan Behardien (captain), Theunis de Bruyn, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Heino Kuhn, David Miller, Mangaliso Mosehle (wkt), Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts.
First Published: Jan 10, 2017 11:02 IST