South Africa tour of India, 2019

DanDango

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South Africa tour of India, 2019
3 Tests, 3 T20s . Sep 15-Oct 23

Fixtures:

Sep 15, Sun
India vs South Africa, 1st T20I
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
3:30 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL

Sep 18, Wed
India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
3:30 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL

Sep 22, Sun
India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
3:30 PM
01:30 PM GMT / 07:00 PM LOCAL

Oct 02, Wed - Oct 06, Sun
India vs South Africa, 1st Test
Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
6:00 AM
04:00 AM GMT / 09:30 AM LOCAL

Oct 10, Thu - Oct 14, Mon
India vs South Africa, 2nd Test
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
6:00 AM
04:00 AM GMT / 09:30 AM LOCAL

Oct 19, Sat - Oct 23, Wed
India vs South Africa, 3rd Test
JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi
6:00 AM
04:00 AM GMT / 09:30 AM LOCAL
 

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Test match squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Temba Bavuma (vice-capt), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second.

T20I squad: Quinton de Kock (capt), Rassie van der Dussen (vice-capt), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts.
 

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Aren’t there any ODIs on this tour? Or does that squad get announced later? Just curious about ODI captain.
 

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Aren’t there any ODIs on this tour? Or does that squad get announced later? Just curious about ODI captain.
Doesn't seem like there'll be ODIs. I thought Rassie/Bavuma would get the captaincy nod, but if QdK got T20 captaincy he'll definitely be named ODI captain when the time comes. I wouldn't discount Faf beign retained either.
 
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Test match squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Temba Bavuma (vice-capt), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second.

T20I squad: Quinton de Kock (capt), Rassie van der Dussen (vice-capt), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts.

With the exception of Faf and Temba, that Test top order looks like walking wickets for the Indian spinners :D
 

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Looks like India was planning to #1 in ODI rankings and world cup winners when this tour was planned . Little did they know that NZ will knock them out in the Semis and South Africa will have their weakest ODI squad since readmission.
 

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India A vs South Africa A - https://www.espncricinfo.com/series...-a-1st-unofficial-odi-sa-a-tour-of-india-2019

Match reduced to 47 overs per side.

India posted 327/6. Their lower order making the difference. Whoever thought picking Beuran, Nortje and Dala in the XI in India was a good idea deserves to be shot! Whoever thought picking both Linde and Fortuin in the XI - both of whom are Slow left-arm orthodox - the latter not a specialist, deserves to be shot.

SA A 258 all out to lose by 69 runs. Great century by Reeza Hendricks 110. Continuing to play Deepak Chahar this well won't go unnoticed for the IPL. Not much help from the rest except Klaasen(58), and to a lesser extent Zondo(30). I no longer have access to Cricket Archive to check so I stand corrected, but I believe Reeza Hendricks has the best List A batting record for South Africa A. If not the best then definitely among the best ever(was always going to be hard to leave Amla out of a very inexperienced squad, plus sentiment, but should he have maybe gone to the CWC ahead of Markram?).

World Class atack picked by India for this A team. Which begs the question if Matthew Breetze's inclusion was a waste. Why experiment when you have an opportunity to hone at least 5 of your top secondary and reserve batsmen against such excellence in challenging conditions? Poor decision-making from CSA. Breetzeke doesn't have Prithvi Shaw or Ollie Pope numbers to even consider for SA A ahead of several batsmen. Havent's CSA learnt from Wiaan Mulder? He's regressed swiftly because of premature pressure. He hadn't yet put in the hard yards a Sam Curran did for the English Lions. Breetzke should be handled like Markram first. Don't even waste time on him in SA Emerging. Wait for him to excel in Domestic then pick him for the A side.

What is the point of picking Bavuma and batting him lower than 3? We've been throught years of this with a non-bowling and non-keeping David Miller! A Colin Ingram who could at least keep wicket, left simply because he knew that by not being a decent keeper or allrounder he could not bat lower than 3. Unless you're extra special, i.e. Kohli/Smith, not even captaincy should spare you from batting lower than 3 as a batsman alone in ODIs in this day and age.

Positives to take away from the game: If SA-A were not a batsman light (eg TdB/Erwee/Verreynne for Breetze), plus got the batting order right, andhad a specialist spinner in place of a seamer, they would have won this game in my opinion. So there is hope.

Huge questions:
1. Judging by CSA decision-making, are they impatient or desperate or both?
2. Do we have leg-spinner of note anywhere in the system?
 

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India A vs South Africa A, 3rd Unofficial ODI

RSAA 207/8 (30.0)
INDA 97/4 (15.0)

India A need 111 runs in 90 balls (Match reduced to 30 overs per - side due to wet outfield)
 

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JJ Smuts withdrawn from the t20 squad as he didn't meet the fitness requirements. George linde replaces him.

The uncapped George Linde has replaced fellow spin-bowling all-rounder Jon-Jon Smuts in the Proteas squad for this month’s T20I series against India.

Smuts has been withdrawn from the squad after failing to meet the team’s fitness requirements.

Linde is currently part of South Africa A’s tour of India. He struck a brisk half-century in the second limited-overs fixture and took two key wickets in the third, but the tourists lost both matches.

The left-arm spinner will play for the Cape Town Blitz in the second edition of the Mzansi Super League later this year. He was effectively retained by the Blitz for R200,000 in round eight of this week’s MSL player draft.

India and South Africa will contest three T20Is in Dharamsala, Mohali and Bengaluru from 15-22 September. Three Tests in Visakhapatnam, Pune and Ranchi will follow.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock will captain the T20I team. Batsman Temba Bavuma, Anrich Nortje and spinner Bjorn Fortuin, who have not been capped at T20I level, have also been included.

Squad: Quinton de Kock (c), Rassie van der Dussen (v-c), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde.
 

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1st unofficial Test, South Africa A tour of India at Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 9-12 2019
Day 2: South Africa A trail by 14 runs with 5 wickets remaining
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