Duanne Olivier makes a return as SA announce their test squad for series against India

Olivier last played a Test for South Africa in 2019.

Olivier last played a Test for South Africa in 2019.

Duanne Olivier, who last played a Test for South Africa in 2019, has been named in South Africa’s 21-part side for the three-match series against India. Glenton Stuurman and Prenelan Subrayen also got approval, while Ryan Rickelton and Sisanda Magala acquired lady Test call-ups.

Subsequent to being refreshed for the ODI series against the Netherlands, Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock and Anrich Nortje are back in the crew for the immensely significant series as South Africa mean to make a positive beginning to their ICC World Test Championship 2021-23 excursion.

Olivier, who has played ten Tests since his introduction in 2017, got back to South Africa recently after a stretch as a Kolpak player and has been in intensely hot structure this season. In the four top notch matches in 4-Day Franchise series, the pacer has packed away 28 wickets at a normal of 11.14 with 9 for 95 being his best in a game.

‘Guardian player Rickelton has scored two centuries – 117 against Boland and 159 against North West – to present his defense while Stuurman dazzled against India with seven wickets in the second informal Test. Erwee struck 163 for Dolphins against Titans while pacer Magala had sacked 15 wickets in three top notch matches prior to making his ODI debut against the Netherlands. Lungi Ngidi will make a re-visitation of the side subsequent to recuperating from COVID-19 as the selectors have give the research organization a lot of speed choices to work with.

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Senior member Elgar will lead the side while Temba Bavuma will be his appointee with the series set to start off on December 26. “We as the Selectors are energized for the arrival of Test cricket. This arrangement is vital to CSA and keeping it important and alive is one of the association’s needs,” Victor Mpitsang, the Convenor of Selectors, said.

“We are truly anticipating the arrival of Dean Elgar and his men, it’s been a long couple of months since the last time we saw them overwhelm in the West Indies. We are certain about the group that we have chosen and accept completely in sponsorship the ability that we have uncovered and developed throughout the last two or three seasons and giving players the support that they merit when they have constantly done above and beyond a critical timeframe.

“This Test series is likewise significant as far as getting a few focuses in the Test Championship table and we are certain that this gathering will get from the last known point of interest and give us a decent show on home soil.”

The first Test will be played in Centurion while the following two matches will be played in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The series will be trailed by three ODI from January 19.

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Test Squad : Dean Elgar (captain), Temba Bavuma (vice-captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Prenelan Subrayen, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duanne Olivier.

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