Cricket South Africa have named Aiden Markram as captain of the four-day squad and Temba Bavuma as captain of the one-day squad for the South Africa A tour to India in August and September.

The tour consists of five one-day matches to be followed by two four-day matches against India A.

Newcomers at this level are the Warriors duo of opening batsmen, Eddie Moore and Matthew Breetzke, as well as the spin bowling all-rounder pair of George Linde of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras and Bjorn Fortuin of the bizhub Highveld Lions.

In addition, World Sports Betting Cape Cobras opening batsman Janneman Malan, Warriors wicketkeeper-batsman Sinethemba Qeshile and Warriors fast bowler Lutho Sipamla have already represented the Standard Bank Proteas at T20 International level.

“This is one of the most important South Africa A tours we have planned for some time,” commented CSA National Selection Panel (NSP) convener Linda Zondi “as it will focus on several important strategic areas.

“One of these is to broaden our leadership group and we see both Aiden and Temba playing an important role in this regard. We will be looking at other candidates during the course of the new season.

“Another is the opportunity to give some of our senior batsmen the chance to climatize for the Proteas Test match tour to India in October; and a third is to give opportunity to younger players who have earned their chance through outstandingperformance at domestic level,” concluded Mr. Zondi.

SA A four-day squad: Aiden Markram (Multiply Titans, capt), Temba Bavuma (bizhub Highveld Lions), Theunis de Bruyn (Multiply Titans), Zubayr Hamza (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Beuran Hendricks (bizhub Highveld Lions), George Linde (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Pieter Malan (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Eddie Moore (Warriors), Wiaan Mulder (bizhub Highveld Lions), Senuran Muthusamy (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Dane Piedt (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Rudi Second (Warriors), Lutho Sipamla (Warriors), Khaya Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)

SA A one-day squad: Temba Bavuma (bizhub Highveld Lions, capt), Matthew Breetzke (Warriors), Gihahn Cloete (Warriors), Junior Dala (Multiply Titans), Theunis de Bruyn (Multiply Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (bizhub Highveld Lions), Beuran Hendricks (bizhub Highveld Lions), Reeza Hendricks (bizhub Highveld Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Multiply Titans), George Linde (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Janneman Malan (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Wiaan Mulder (bizhub Highveld Lions), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Sinethemba Qeshile (Warriors), Lutho Sipamla (Warriors).

Tour itinerary

S A A Series  
Date Activity Venue
Saturday, August 24. 2019 SA A arrives in India Trivandrum
Sunday, August 25, 2019 Recovery  
Monday, August 26, 2019 Practice  
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Practice  
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Practice  
Thursday, August 29, 2019 1st One Day Trivandrum
Friday, August 30, 2019 Practice  
Saturday, August 31, 2019 2nd One Day Trivandrum
Sunday, September 1, 2019 Practice  
Monday, September 2, 2019 3rd One Day Trivandrum
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Practice  
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 4th One Day Trivandrum
Thursday, September 5, 2019 Practice  
Friday, September 6, 2019 5th One Day Trivandrum
Saturday, September 7, 2019 Travel by Air WAYNAD
Sunday, September 8, 2019 Practice  
Monday, September 9, 2019 Practice  
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1st Test WAYNAD
Wednesday, September 11, 2019  
Thursday, September 12, 2019  
Friday, September 13, 2019  
Saturday, September 14, 2019 Travel by Road Mysore
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Practice  
Monday, September 16, 2019 Practice  
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2nd Test  
Wednesday, September 18, 2019  
Thursday, September 19, 2019  
Friday, September 20, 2019  
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Travel to Bengaluru SA A depart