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South Africa announce squads for home series against India; No Temba Bavuma in limited-overs

Aiden Markram was named captain in T20Is and ODIs as Bavuma will return to lead the team in the red ball series.

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South Africa (Source: Twitter)

South Africa (Source: Twitter)

Cricket South Africa on Monday (December 04) announced their squads for the much-anticipated multi-format series against India. The Rainbow Nation will host the Men in Blue 3 T20Is, as many ODIs and 2 Tests from December 10. The highlight of the squad announcement was the omission of Temba Bavuma from the white ball series.

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The Proteas regular skipper has been rested from T20Is and ODIs following his poor form in the recently concluded ODI World Cup. Aiden Markram was named captain in both formats as Bavuma will return to lead the team in red ball cricket. Premier fast-bowler Kagiso Rabada has also been rested for the limited-over series. 

"Captain Temba Bavuma and Kagiso Rabada are amongst a group of players that have been omitted for the white-ball leg of the tour in order to play red-ball cricket as emphasis is placed on the Test series for which both will return," CSA said in a statement.

Dean Elgar and Keegan Petersen, who were instrumental in South Africa's 2-1 win over India in 2021-22, are part of the Test squad. Notably, youngsters Tristan Stubbs, Tony de Zorzi, uncapped left-arm pacer Nandre Burger and wicketkeeper David Bedingham have also been selected for the series which is part of the 2023-25 ​​World Test Championship (WTC) cycle. 

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South Africa squads for all-format series against India 

T20I squad: Aiden Markram (Captain), Ottniel Baartman, Matthew Breetzke, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Donovan Ferreira, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs and Lizaad Williams. 

ODI squad: Aiden Markram (Captain), Ottniel Baartman, Nandre Burger, Tony de Zorzi, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Mihlali Mpongwana, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne and Lizaad Williams.

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Test squad: Temba Bavuma (captain), David Bedingham, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs and Kyle Verreynne.

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