Maiden Proteas call-up for Tristan Stubbs

Maiden Proteas call-up for Tristan Stubbs

Stubbs Warriors batsman Tristan Stubbs has received his maiden Proteas call-up ahead of T20 series against India in June. 

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The five-match series sees Temba Bavuma’s Proteas T20 squad make a return to international cricket for the first time since the T20 World Cup in late 2021.

The 21-year-old, right-hand, middle order batter, who impressed this past season while playing for the Warriors in the CSA T20 Challenge.

He was also part of the South Africa ‘A’ team to Zimbabwe before he was called up to the Mumbai Indians camp for the 2022 Indian Premier League.

Other notable selections include return of fast bowler Anrich Nortje who has been recovering from injury since December 2021 and batters Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen.

Nortje has been medically cleared for action and is currently working through his return to play programme while playing for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL.

Wayne Parnell also makes a welcome return to the T20 set up for the first time since the team’s tour to England in 2017.

“This is the Proteas like we have not seen them in a long time,” said CSA Convenor of Selectors Victor Mpitsang. 

“The injection of the IPL players means that we will have a team that’s ready to fire on all cylinders immediately and has vast experience of the conditions that we will be playing in.

“Tristan Stubbs is an exciting prospect and we’re keen to see what he’s made of and we are looking forward to the return of the experience of Reeza (Hendricks), Klaasie (Heinrich Klaasen) and Wayne Parnell to join the likes of Temba (Bavuma), Tabraiz (Shamsi) and Keshav (Maharaj).”


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