To satisfy the overseas travel protocol and the scheduled matches, CSA announces that Heinrich Klaas

Klassen will captain the T20 Proteas squad | SA vs. Pak 2021

On Tuesday, Cricket South Africa (CSA) finalized its squad to play the two tests and international Twenty20 three-match series scheduled on February 11, 2021, to February 14, 2021, in Lahore. It comes up that the wicket-keeper and batsman Heinrich Klaasen will captain the T20 Proteas squad. 

The Proteas squad visits Pakistan 14 years after their last tour in 2007. 18-squad arrived in Pakistan, Pakistan, on January 16, 2020, and tests negative for the COVID-19. Following the test, the team has quarantined itself inside the hotel rooms. Meanwhile, the team will be practicing and training the Karachi Gymkhana.  

The team includes four of the 21 cricketers present in Pakistan for test matches. However, the rest of the test series team will be leaving Pakistan on February 8. The four players included in the T20 proteas squad are Lutho Sipmia, the fast bowler; George Linde and Shams Tabraiz, the left-arm spinners; and all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius.

CSA has announced an unexpected squad. However, this is due to the critical conditions of COVID-19. The test squad playing under Quinton de Kock's captaincy may reach homeland well before the scheduled test series against Australia. Hence, they will be able to follow COVID-19 overseas travel protocol properly.    

The rest of the squad includes:

  1. Heinrich Klassen        Captain – (Momentum Multiply Titans)
  2. Andre Burger              (Six-Gun Grill Cape Cobras), 
  3. Okuhle Cele                (Momentum Multiply Titans), 
  4. Junior Dala                  (Momentum Multiply Titans), 
  5. Bjorn Fortuin              (Imperial Lions),
  6. Reeza Hendricks         (Imperial Lions), 
  7. Janneman Malan         (Six-Gun Grill Cape Cobras), 
  8. David Miller               (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), 
  9. Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), 
  10. Ryan Rickleton           (Imperial Lions), 
  11. Jon-Jon Smuts             (Warriors), 
  12. Pite van Biljon            (VKB Knights)
  13. Glenton Stuurman       (Warriors), 
  14. Jacques Snyman          (VKB Knights).

Regarding the selection of the T20 Proteas squad, Graeme Smith, the CSA director of Cricket in Africa, has said that the current situation emphasized the need for a national selection panel to give way to the young talent and provide them with lifetime opportunity in the T20 world cup.

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