South Africa have announced the squads for their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. The Proteas will battle the Lankan Lions in three ODIs and as many T20Is starting September 2. Wicketkeeper-batter Quinton de Kock has been rested from the ODIs while the team will also miss the services of Lungi Ngidi, who has pulled out of the series owing to personal reasons. Meanwhile, all-rounder, Dwaine Pretorius makes a return to both squads. David Miller is not part of the ODI series but will join the squad for the T20Is. His participation though will depend on how quickly he recovers from his injury.
The tour will kick off with the ODIs, starting September 2, followed by matches on September 4 and 7. The T20Is will be played on September 10, 12 and 14. R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo will play host to the six white-ball matches of the tour.
South Africa come into the series after an impressive series win over Ireland. The hosts, on the other hand, will be brimming with confidence after a T20I series win over India. The series will give South Africa a great opportunity to fix their jigsaw before the T20 World Cup.
South Africa ODI squad– Temba Bavuma (c), Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassies Van Der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams, George Linde, Junior Dala, and Dwaine Pretorius.
South Africa T20I squad– Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassies Van Der Dussen, Lizaad Williams, Sisanda Magala, Beuran Hendricks.