Stiaan van Zyl, Vernon Philander, Richard Levi and Rory Kleinveldt have done the Cape Cobras proud in the Specsavers County Championships this season, highlighted by a magnificent 376-run partnership which involved Van Zyl in the innings-win for Sussex against Durham.

Van Zyl, a former South African middle-order and opening batsman, smashed 149 runs in that partnership with Luke Wells for the third wicket to set up a win by an innings and 177 runs against Durham.

Philander made his presence felt in the same match, capturing 4-39 in 15.2 overs in Durham’s second innings. The South African all-rounder has taken 9 wickets for Sussex and averages 32.75 with the blade.

Van Zyl has scored 320 runs in the four-day competition at a healthy average of 45.71. In the 147-run defeat against Kent the past weekend, the left-handed batsman played with flair and occupied the crease with great professionalism, scoring 78 off 134 balls with 13 fours and a six.

In the opening match of the season against Glamorgan, Levi, batting in the middle-order, managed 38, but it was Kleinveldt who stole the show for Northamptonshire, hitting 86 at number eight and taking 3-54 in 16 overs in the first innings and 3-35 in 12 overs in the second to set up the innings win against Glamorgan.

Derbyshire must have thought they had clinched the match against Northamptonshire in the next match, setting them a stiff total of 326. Perhaps nobody shared the script with the belligerent Levi, who blasted 99 off 79 balls with ten fours and four sixes to set up a marvellous three-wicket win as Northamptonshire reached an improbable 330 for seven.

The enjoyment factor, focusing on fortifying and improving the second and third teams and socializing together, were key factors in the University of Cape Town (UCT) winning arguably one of the most popular and elite trophies at the Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) awards evening, said Don Paterson, the chairman of the club.

“I think to really have a social aspect to the club was a factor that assisted us. To play in a two-day competition when you are a student can be a challenge so the enjoyment factor is important,” said Paterson.

UCT appointed an assistant first team coach Bulelani Libazi to support Ryan Maron and Hayden Higgs took over the mantle as second team coach.

The first team finished third in the First Division A League, the second team ended third in Reserve B, the third team won Reserve F and boasted a clean disciplinary record, Paterson said.

The club realized the importance of strengthening the quality of the second and third team, thereby increasing the depth of the squad and raising the bar for the first team. There was no room for complacency as it became more competitive, Paterson remarked.

“Over the last few years, UCT has not done well and we have fallen away a bit, but we have reassessed the structures and also emphasized the importance of enjoying the game and one another’s company on the field,” he said.

“The players are seriously upbeat about the award, and that our efforts have paid off. Now it is a case of onwards and upwards to the next level,” he said.

When Neo Mlumbi was eight, he saw the images of cricketers on a breakfast cereal box. It was the moment his intimate relationship with the game started.

Remarkably, within 365 days of playing in a township final at PPC Newlands on 12th April 2016, the 21-year-old Mlumbi, born and bred in Mandalay, was picked as one of the contracted semi-professional players of the Cape Cobras for the 2017/2018-season.

Arguably the two turning points of his career came at that township final at Newlands and in a match for the Western Province Academy against the Western Province semi-professional team.

Dropped on a duck in the final between Mandalay and Langa, Mlumbi steadied himself, struck a half-century and powered Mandalay to a win in a nerve-wrecking match that went down to the wire.

“I was trying to make an impression. There was a lot of tension at the start before I decided I needed to bat until the 20th over to ensure a win,” he said.

The Western Province amateur manager, Clinton du Preez, contacted his coach and manager Mfundo Liwani and requested that he join the Western Province Academy.

Things started off a bit shakily, and in his first match he was removed for a duck.

But subsequently, his improvement was steady, and at times, spectacular.

Mlumbi struck a few half-centuries. In a clash against the Western Province semi-professional team, he managed a ton.

“I think that is when they realized that I had some talent,” he said.

“I was always dreaming at school about at least playing semi-professional cricket, professional cricket and even for South Africa.

“I always liked Michael Clarke, the way he played, his personality and his conduct off the field. When he retired, Temba Bavuma became my role model. He became my hero after his century at PPC Newlands,” he said.

Mlumbi said he has ironed out technical issues and is now focussing on the basics, like getting into correct positions, executing well and keeping his head still.

“I started the past week to work with Ashwell Prince and my academy coach, Siya Sibiya. It is such a privilege to work with a former South African player like Ashwell and I take everything in that he is saying to me, making sure I take full advantage of his presence,” he said.

“Western Province has been fantastic in dealing with me and in aiding my development,” he said.

“Last year in the off-season I worked with Laurie Ward of Montague Gardens twice a week, and my skills level improved.

“I know now, after five first-class games, that I must improve my skills level even more,” he says.

“I love everything about batting – the drive, the cut, the hook – but perhaps the shot I enjoy the most, is the drive over cover,” he says.

Experts like Du Preez, a selector of the South African women’s team, has remarked that Mlumbi possesses the traits of a good player. He has time to play his shots, execute them at the last moment and hits the ball crisply.

Mlumbi’s breakthrough season was completed when he was awarded the WPCA Academy Player of the Season at the recent WPCA Awards evening.

“My goal for this season is just to perform as well as possible. Ultimately, the ‘me’ is not as important as contributing well for the team’s sake,” Mlumbi concluded.

It is not only the tale of the tape – he is broad-shouldered and 1.90 metres tall and his surname is Ntini – that impresses observers and analysts the most about the 16-year-old Thando Ntini with whom the Western Province Academy interim head coach and recently awarded WPCA Coach of the Year, Siya Sibiya, has worked tirelessly to propel him into the South African U19 team.

“Sure, he is Makhaya Ntini’s son,” says Cricket South Africa’s Head of Tertiary and Youth Cricket Niels Momberg, “But what really strikes me, is his natural talent,” he says.

Makhaya Ntini captured 390 wickets for South Africa and is a legendary former Proteas’ fast bowler.

“Thando hits good areas regularly and nips the ball around, thereby creating pressure,” said Momberg, who has been working at CSA for 19 years.

“I think he can bowl at 135 km/h once he grows a bit stronger,” he said.

Sibiya thinks the young Ntini can bowl 140 km/h or faster and is a prodigious talent. He swings the new ball a bit, but moves it off the seam as well. And his dedication and determination as well as work ethic has impressed Sibiya enormously.

Western Province have taken Ntini under their wings while he is playing for Wynberg High School.

They gave him a trial run at a Colts one-day match in Durbanville and he impressed immensely.

At the Colts week in Potchefstroom, he bowled superbly and also put in some decent performances with the bat.

Sibiya said when he failed at number four against KwaZulu-Natal and struggled against the spinners, he went into the nets and spent a long time with the Cape Cobras Colts to improve his game.

In his next match, against Northerns, he was undefeated on 40 and played the spinners well.

Two years ago, while still at Selborne College, Ntini was perceived to be an extremely promising left-handed top-order star.

“Now he is seen as a potential phenomenal opening bowler who can become South Africa’s first true black all-rounder,” said Sibiya.

And the coach said he was enormously impressed with the determination and ambition of Ntini. He said while he was training at the Western province Academy under Sibiya, he ran from the high-performance centre to Wynberg Boys High and back. He did this four times per week.

At boarding school, he gets up six o’ clock in the morning and sprints around the track. He has invited some of the other athletes to join him.

The young Ntini is aggressive, is not afraid to slip in a fast bouncer or a yorker.

The next step is representing South Africa at U19 level in July against the West Indies in Pietermaritzburg and Durban. “To a certain agree, he is already following in Makhaya’s footsteps, because Makhaya represented the SA U19 team in 1995,” Momberg said.

“One other thing I like about him, is his action. He has a very good action,” Momberg commented.

“He is a very focused young man and he wants to go the distance, without the aid of his father,” said Sibiya.

A superb club cricket structure that is religiously supported by a passionate community, excellent progress by the decorated Siya Sibiya, splendid performances by the University of Cape Town club and a tsunami of runs by Pieter Malan were some of the standout-features of Western Province club cricket in 2016/2017, said Clinton du Preez, the WPCA Amateur Cricket Manager.

Western Province Cricket Association (WPCA) celebrated the most outstanding club and individual performances at the annual awards evening on Saturday 20th May.

Du Preez applauded club cricket, saying it was a huge success. The fact that 67 clubs plied their trades, is a testimony to the passion and love for the game which receives remarkable community support. “There is a good culture of community involvement in the game.

“Last season Western Province won the club cricket award on the CSA Incentive Scorecard and the only reason we dropped to number three is that we did not have a black African club in the Premier division.

“Because of geo-political changes, we will have a black African club in the Premier division and one in the first division next season,” he added.

“Siya served as hub coach at Primrose, then rose to the position as assistant coach at the Western Province academy and after Salieg Nackerdien took over at Western Province, he was the interim-head coach of the Academy.

“Western Province won the category two CSA award on the incentive scorecard and Siya must be congratulated for the enormous role he played.

“He also sometimes assisted at the Cape Cobras and was instrumental in assisting Thando Ntini to get into the South African U19 team,” said Du Preez.

“We must also take notice of the dwindling numbers in our club structures and the water restrictions around some of the facilities, which are sources of concern,” said Du Preez.

“Generally though, we possess healthy club structures, and we can only admire the work done by administrators on a voluntary base at clubs to retain its cutting-edge qualities. Without club cricket, which is the heartbeat of cricket in every province, we would be infinitely poorer,” Du Preez said.

He congratulated the University of Cape Town, the club of the year.

XstraSpace Bellville Cricket Club won the Premier League in the 2016/2017-season.

Milnerton was the last man standing in the first division A league and Strandfontein was the winner in first division B league.

Malan, who only turned out for the Durbanville club occasionally, slammed 1069 runs for the Western Province semi-professional team and was awarded with a professional contract for the 2017/2018 season.

In the Grand Challenge One-Day Cup, Rondebosch won the spoils, while Durbanville lifted the silverware in the AMA20/20 Premier League.

Malan was the first-class player of the year and Andrie Steyn the women’s player of the year.

Strandfontein received the elite award as the most sporting team of the year.

UWC and Bellville shared the trophy in the women’s league of 2016/2017.

Jesse Christensen was the U19-youth player of the year and Nadia Mbokotwana was his women counterpart as U19 youth player of the year.

Neo Mlumbi won the Academy Player of the Season Award.

Full list of Award winners

Premier League XstraSpace Bellville CC
First Division A League Milnerton CC
First Division B League Strandfontein CC
First Division C League Bonteheuwel CC
First Division D League Kensington CC
Second Division League Belhar CC
Reserve A League UWC CC
Reserve B League Avendale CC
Reserve C League Claremont CC
Reserve D League Somerset West  CC
Reserve E League Bishop Lavis CC
Reserve F League UCT CC
Reserve G League Milnerton CC
AMA 20/20 (2016/17 season)
Premier League Durbanville CC
First Division A Montrose CC
First Division B Helderberg CC
First Division C Glamorgan CC
First Division D Wynberg CC
Reserve A (New) Durbanville CC
Reserve B (New) Tygerberg CC
One Day Competition (2016/17 season)
Grand Challenge OD Cup Rondebosch CC
Final Challenge OD Cup Northerns Goodwood CC
Final First Division OD Cup Kensington CC
Certificates 1 Day Competition (2016/17 season)
Reserve A UWC CC
Reserve B Avendale CC
Individual Awards (2016/17 season)
Most Sporting Team Strandfontein CC
Fielding Team Milnerton CC
Umpire of the Year Shamiel Isaacs
Scorer of the Year Khanyisa Zonke
Deaf Player of the Year Shamiel Howley
Blind Player of the Year Sergil January
Academy Player of the Year (New) Neo Mlumbi
Coach of the Year Siya Sibiya
Women’s Player of the Year Andrie Steyn
First Class Player of the Year Pieter Malan
Mini Cricket Coordinator of the Year Shirley Davids
Club of the Year  UCT
Third Division League 
3A Western Province CC
3B St Augustine CC
3C Sir Lowry’s Pass CC
3D Fortinet Pinelands CC
3E Mamre Hawk’s CC
Women’s League 2016/17
Women’s Premier UWC/ Bellville CC
Women’s Premier AMA 20 Old Mutual CC
Women’s Promotioal League (NEW) Atlantis CC
Youth Winners (2016/17 Season)
U13 Youth Cricketer of the Year Michael Levitt
U15 Youth Cricketer of the Year Jonathan Bird
U17 Youth Cricketer of the Year Justin Broad
U19 Youth Cricketer of the Year Jesse Christensen
U19 Girls Youth Cricket of the Year Nadia Mbokotwana

Western Province has underlined its enormous reserve strength and deep reservoir of talent as well as the solidity of its pipeline structures when the CSA Incentive Scorecard announced its winners who exceeded in delivering the basic activities and compliance requirements of the CSA operating and funding objectives on Monday.

In category two, Western Province was announced winners of the Provincial Academy progam.

Salieg Nackerdien, coach of the academy and interim coach of the Western Province semi-professional team, hailed the team work and the excellent support by Graham October (administrator) and Siya Sibiya (assistant coach) in propelling the Academy to the summit in their category of the CSA Incentive Scorecard

““We as a leadership team brain-stormed, wrestled with concepts, and our robust planning helped to ensure that the team operated optimally.

“Both Siya and I had a personal performance plan, had a one-on-one with each players to discuss our goals for the season. We had a mid-term review and an end-of-season discussion.

“We played comfortably more than 30 games. In our match against the Western Province semi-professional team, we triumphed.

“In fact, our win/loss ratio was very impressive. We won between 80 and 85 percent of all our matches.

“This accolade means the world to the academy, to all the staff and to the players. I believe it is also significant because the foundations for the next step – to the WP semi-professional team – are sound.

“This team won four out of the five one-day games in the Western Province league.

“But this was about more than just winning. It was about strictly sticking to the criteria and to ensure that the team is a living and walking billboard of the quality of the academy program,” Nackerdien said.

“This is an award which belongs to the whole support staff and the team not to a single individual. It bodes well for the medium-term future of Western Province and indeed Cape Cobras’ cricket.”

Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Cape Cobras, said he was proud of the advances made by Western Province in finishing fourth in category one behind Northerns, Gauteng and Free State.

“Yet, winning the incentive scorecard in 2018 remains the ultimate goal. Western Province will assess the scorecard and take deliberate steps to improve under-performing categories. We also as a family in Western Province will have to show the mettle, the flexibility and teachability to make changes which is vital in taking giant strides forward,” he added.

“An idea that is not executed, is an illusion, so our practical implementation plans will be formulated soon and reviewed intermittently to lift our operational standards and achieve platinum status,” Dien said.

Arguably South Africa’s most picturesque ground, PPC Newlands, also boasts the best groundsman in the country, Evan Flint, and that is official.

At the Cricket South Africa awards ceremony on Saturday, Flint scooped up the elite award as the country’s finest curator, while the Western Province cricketer and new acquisition of the professional squad of the Cape Cobras, Pieter Malan lifted the cup as the Sunfoil Cup Three-Day Cricketer of the Year.

Malan scored 1069 runs at an average of 118.77 and was almost a pencil-in as three-day semi-professional cricketer of the year.

Shamiel Howley of Western Province received the prize as CSA deaf cricketer of the year.

PPC Newlands has seen steadily improving performances in the 50-over domestic showpiece. The team batting second, now enjoys almost a 50/50 chance of clinching it. Prior to Flint’s arrival in 2008, the team batting first in white-ball cricket, had a distinct advantage.

With Flint at the helm, some dramatic tests between South Africa and England were on the brinks of results, but the visitors held out for draws. In 2009/2010, South Africa was one wicket away from ecstasy but England defied the attack at PPC Newlands.

In 2015/2016, England blasted 629 for six declared and South Africa replied with 627 for seven, thanks to a double ton from Hashim Amla and a maiden hundred from Temba Bavuma.

Alistair Cook and his troops almost stumbled to defeat at 159 for six in the second innings before steadying the ship. More than 85 000 people flocked to one of the most enjoyable and dramatic tests on South African soil in many years, and Flint’s meticulous preparations behind the scenes set up a tantalizing contest after lunch on day five.

Flint said the arrival of a new roller in 2013 possibly made Newlands a tad more batsman-friendly and batsmen could play more freely on the up.

But he says the low totals in the 2011 Test at PPC Newlands had little to do with the pitch. He said Australia scored well in the first innings thanks to Michael Clarke’s 151. Bad shot-making and good bowling was the deadly cocktail which resulted in South Africa scoring 96 in their first innings and Australia crumbling to 47 all out after Vernon Philander nipped out 5-17.

In the second innings, South Africa raced to 236 for two. “I am still scratching my head over it, but I think it is a combination of good bowling and batsmen trying to dominate too much,” he added.

The same situation occurred in 2012/2013 when Dale Steyn, Philander and Morné Morkel, who were at the peak of their powers, just operated brilliantly to dismiss New Zealand for a lowly 45.

“The award is a triumph for the whole ground staff, not only for me. It doesn’t happen that often that a coastal curator gets the award. It might be a tad easier up-country, as situations change a lot, and quicker at coastal grounds,” says Flint.

“The Bidvest Wanderers Stadium’s curator won it many times consecutively. In terms of confidence, I guess it is good to have it on your CV that you are the curator of the year, but it is more difficult to stay at the top,” said Flint.

The past season, there have been some phenomenal scores at PPC Newlands in the Momentum One Day Cup campaign, which included 400 for three by the Multiply Titans and 305 for six by the Warriors.

“I guess the new Newlands might help the top and middle order a bit in the sense that you can play on the up more freely.

“But what I like about the ground is that in the first two hours of the morning session on the opening day, the ball is moving around, and only when the sun starts baking down in the afternoon does it flatten out.”

Flint says it cannot be said generally that the team prescribes what the character of the pitch should be. Yet, he is not going to prepare a spinner’s paradise if South Africa’s strengths are their fast bowling.

It can generally be said that the South African team has become more confident and, with England, are arguably the best performing units when the ball is nipping around, Flint remarked.

“If I can have my way, I try to prepare a pitch which will last for four or five days, but it doesn’t always pan out that way, and the atmospheric conditions also play a role,” Flint said.

 

“Cape Town is home. That is where everything started for me and the bizhub Highveld Lions always knew I harboured ambitions to head back to the Cape. This will complete the circle for me,” said Temba Bavuma, South African middle-order batsman and new acquisition of the Cape Cobras.

“The Cape Cobras are a team in transition and it will be great to help them get back to winning ways,” said the Langa-born star.

Bavuma said when reflecting on his career in the test team spanning 20 matches, his fielding is arguably the aspect of his game that evolved most markedly. “I think I was a bit of a lazy fielder before. In terms of my batting, I have become a lot tighter defensively and in attack,” he added.

Bavuma scored 64 and 89 in two innings in New Zealand and definitely produced the turning point with Quinton de Kock in setting up the test win in Wellington as a result of a 160-run partnership with the wicketkeeper-batsman.

“I am not entirely happy with how it went. I could have converted more scores. When you have entrenched yourself at the crease, you could and should go on and make three figures.

“My aim for the season is to convert more scores of 50 to centuries. I also want to be more consistent,” he added.

A turning point of Bavuma’s career came in 2014 when he shared in a partnership of 343 with Rilee Rossouw at Townsville against Australia ‘A’ and Bavuma scored 162. “I was not entirely certain about myself before that innings and it definitely boosted my self-belief and the confidence that I can play at that level,” he said.

Bavuma scored a career-best test score of 102 against England at the New Year’s Test in 2016.

But he reflected on lost opportunities to capitalize on 40’s and 50’s as an area that requires attention.

Talking about the Cobras, Bavuma says when he surveys the top-seven, he perceives the batting unit as one that can transfer massive first-innings pressure to opposing teams.

The presence of young players like Zubayr Hamza and Jason Smith also indicates the depth in talent in the team.

Bavuma is a gifted player. When he bowls occasionally, he has shown the ability to swing the ball, although he is not regarded as a bowler.

His fielding has become world-class.

Arguably one of the finest pieces of fielding of the past two decades came at Perth against Australia in November 2016 when he moved swiftly to meet a drive from David Warner. Bavuma swung around and while horizontal in an awkward position produced a direct hit which hit the bottom of the middle-stump with the lightning quick Warner half a metre short.

It did not only leave Warner and the home crowd stunned. The commentary team remarked about the quality of that run-out. They rated it as one of the very best they had ever seen. It also swung the first Test in South Africa’s favour as Warner is rated as the second best batsman in Australia (behind Steven Smith).

Arguably the greatest impact Bavuma can have on the Cape Cobras apart from his fielding, is his technical knowledge of the batting game and his vast experience, having shared in long and fruitful partnerships with players like Stephen Cook and Neil McKenzie.

A Bavuma at his best is a sight to behold and expect PPC Newlands to lure more spectators through the turnstiles when he is playing.

 

Simon Khomari is an elegant left handed opening batsman whose friendly exterior belies a fierce determination to succeed. Once settled at the crease, he likes to accelerate and dominate.  Khomari, opener of Boland, has just been included in the Cape Cobras’ professional squad for the 2017/2018-season.

Perhaps that eagerness to impose himself on the opposition has been his undoing in the past, says James Fortuin, chief executive officer of the Boland Cricket Union.

In the 2016/2017 season, Khomari struck 447 runs at an average of 29.80, but those statistics might have been vastly different if the 25-year-old had capitalized on sound starts and had converted two of those 50’s into substantial tons. That could have propelled him into the 40-average bracket.

“Khomari reminds me a bit of Andrew Puttick. He is not that good yet, but he gets off to a neat start, hits the singles and twos, and like an Omphile Ramela, he can leave very well outside the off-stump.

“In a certain way, he compares a bit to Kepler Wessels. I know these are big names who achieved much greater things than Simon, but I say that because Simon can scrap well and can take the hostile deliveries on the proverbial chin and be defiant.

“Initially he is limited and then he extends his attacking repertoire.

“We know he is capable of bigger things. At the end of 2015, he played for a South African Invitational XI against an England attack which contained some of the best bowlers possible. And he stuck to his guns, batting for 79 minutes against the might of England at Potchefstroom.

“That just underlines that he is capable of bigger things.

“We expect Khomari to blossom under the tutelage of Ashwell Prince and we believe that he will learn to occupy and spend sessions at the crease. If he learns to score 30 runs off the first 100 deliveries like a Pieter Malan has done at the infancy stage of the innings, he can increase his average substantially.

“He is a classical opener with rich talent,” Fortuin said.

 

THE Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) have approved the National Selection Panel’s (NSP) recommended list of 15 players to be awarded CSA ‘top up’ contracts as well as the 21 players who will make up the High Performance (HP) squad.

“Our National Selectors work on a four-year succession plan and CSA awards ‘top up’ contracts to those franchise players considered part of the selectors immediate or future plans,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat. “Each player has a Personal Development Plan (PDP) prepared and this plan is regularly reviewed and monitored by the SA ‘A’ Head Coach.

“The HP List of players has a particular focus on identifying talented black players who are then presented with an individualised PDP (Player Development Plan). This is a plan based on a Needs Analysis conducted by the Senior Provincial and Franchise coaches and which provides defined support to each player. This forms part of CSA’s newly adopted Player Performance Plan (PPP). The aim is to grow and develop talented players and prepare them for future SA ‘A’ and National Team high performance,” concluded Mr. Lorgat.

CSA ‘Top Up’ Contracts (15): Theunis de Bruyn (VKB Knights), Reeza Hendricks (bizhub Highveld Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Multiply Titans), Heino Kuhn (Multiply Titans), Sisanda Magala (Warriors), Aiden Markram (Multiply Titans), Mangaliso Mosehle (bizhub Highveld Lions), Lungi Ngidi (Multiply Titans), Duanne Olivier (VKB Knights), Dane Paterson (Cape Cobras), Dane Piedt (Cape Cobras), Dwaine Pretorius (bizhub Highveld Lions), Omphile Ramela (Cape Cobras), Jason Smith (Cape Cobras), Khaya Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)

CSA High Performance squad (21): Marques Ackerman (North West), Mbulelo Budaza (VKB Knights), Okuhle Cele (KZN), Toni de Zorzi (Multiply Titans), Leus du Plooy (VKB Knights), Bjorn Fortuin (bizhub Highveld Lions), Clyde Fortuin (Warriors), Dayyaan Galiem (Cape Cobras), Zubayr Hamza (Cape Cobras), Dominic Hendricks (bizhub Highveld Lions), Simon Khomari (Cape Cobras), Patrick Kruger (VKB Knights), George Linde (Cape Cobras), Sibonelo Makhanya (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Karabo Mogotsi (Gauteng), Eddie Moore (Warriors), Tshepo Moreki (Cape Cobras), Wiaan Mulder (bizhub Highveld Lions), Lesiba Ngoepe (Warriors), Tshepo Ntuli (VKB Knights), Lwandiswa Zuma (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)

CSA has also confirmed the itinerary for the four-day matches between South Africa A and India A and South Africa A and Australia A as well as for the triangular limited overs series involving the same three teams.