Tahir included in SA A squad
Imran Tahir will get valuable match practice ahead of the Proteas’ test series in England when he turns out for South Africa A in their two-match ‘test’ series against Sri Lanka A.
South Africa A coach Vincent Barnes on Tuesday announced a squad of 15 for the two matches under the captaincy of Faf du Plessis.
There will be a lot of interest in the form of both Tahir as well as debutant offspinner Simon Harmer who was the leading wicket taker in the recent SuperSport Series.
There are a number of players who have already turned out for the Proteas such as Du Plessis, wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile, Farhaan Behardien, Imran, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Ryan McLaren and Rory Kleinveldt.
The series also offers opportunities for a number of young batsmen. These include Dean Elgar, Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw and Temba Bavuma.
SOUTH AFRICA A SQUAD: Faf du Plessis (Nashua Titans, capt), Temba Bavuma (bizhub Highveld Lions), Farhaan Behardien (Nashua Titans), Dean Elgar (Chevrolet Knights), Simon Harmer (Chevrolet Warriors), Reeza Hendricks (Chevrolet Knights), Imran Tahir (bizhub Highveld Lions), Rory Kleinveldt (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Pumelela Matshikwe (bizhub Highveld Lions), Ryan McLaren (Chevrolet Knights), Justin Ontong (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Wayne Parnell (Chevrolet Warriors), Rilee Rossouw (Chevrolet Knights), Thami Tsolekile (bizhub Highveld Lions), Stiaan van Zyl (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras).