AB de Villiers will return to white-ball action for the Proteas as he will play against the Tigers in the practice game in Bloemfontein’s Mangaung Oval on October 12, ahead of the three-match ODI series between South Africa and Bangladesh three days later.
South Africa have chosen JP Duminy as the captain for the Cricket South Africa Invitation XI which will play against Bangladesh.
“Now that JP has retired from first-class cricket this will be a quality match-play opportunity for him ahead of the Momentum ODI Series,” commented CSA national selection panel convener Linda Zondi.
“We are expecting AB to play in the next round of Sunfoil Series matches but he too will benefit from some game-time in the shorter format.
“This match also provides the ideal opportunity for us to expand our player base for white-ball cricket, grow our talent and generally plan for the future. Aiden Markram, Keshav Maharaj, Khaya Zondo, Heinrich Klaasen and Wiaan Mulder are all players who fall into this category,” she said.
CSA Invitation XI
JP Duminy (WSB Cape Cobras, C), Matthew Breetzke (Eastern Province), Mbulelo Budaza (VKB Knights), AB de Villiers (Multiply Titans), Robbie Frylinck (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Beuran Hendricks (Bizhub Highveld Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Titans), Wiaan Mulder (Lions), Malusi Siboto (Titans) and Khaya Zondo (Dolphins)