Magala back in Proteas ODI squad for England series

All-rounder Sisanda Magala is back in the Proteas mix after being named in the 16-man squad for the three-game ODI series against England later this month.

The matches will take place between 27 January and 1 February in Bloemfontein and Kimberley.

Marco Jansen is also back in the squad. Both men have played two ODI matches for South Africa.

New coaches

Recently appointed red-ball coach Shukri Conrad will oversee the series as the Proteas seek to secure qualification points for the 2023 World Cup. The squad will assemble in Bloemfontein from 24 – 25 January.

Rob Walter, who was named as new white-ball coach earlier this week, is unavailable to take charge of the team right now. He is still in New Zealand where he is still employed until February 1. He will assist Conrad during the series.

The side will be led by Temba Bavuma.

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“The selection panel is particularly excited by the depth of this squad, with a mix of youth and experience. We are confident that this group of players will take us one step closer to qualifying for the World Cup in India later this year,” said Cricket SA selection convenor Victor Mpitsang.

“We are also pleased with the inclusion of Sisanda and the commitment he has shown to meet the fitness standards required for national selection.”

Proteas ODI squad against England

Temba Bavuma (capt), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen


Friday, 27 January – 1pm: Bloemfontein

Sunday, 29 January – 10am: Bloemfontein

Wednesday, 1 February – 1pm: Kimberley

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