Dominic Hendricks to captain SA Invitation XI to face Zimbabwe in warm-up tour match
bizhub Highveld Lions batsman Dominic Hendricks who recently returned to action after a 2 month layoff due to a freak injury which occurred during a training season is set to captain the SA invitation XI to play Zimbabwe in a three-day day/night tour match at Eurolux Boland Park from December 20 to 22.
The invitation side includes four Proteas namely Chris Morris, Dale Steyn, AB De Villiers and Temba Bavuma. who make their return to multi-day cricket after lengthy injury absences for the SA Invitation XI
“Chris and Dale both missed the first five rounds of the Sunfoil Series through injury while AB was only available for one match,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) National Selection Panel convener Linda Zondi. “This is an ideal opportunity for all three to get back into the multi-day arena.
“Temba only got limited batting time during the Sunfoil Test Series against Bangladesh because of the dominance of our top order and we feel he will benefit from spending more time in the middle.
“These matches also provide opportunities to explore our talent development pipeline. We were very pleased with the way a similar squad performed against Bangladesh when they managed to lead on the first innings with Michael Cohen, Shaun von Berg and Zubayr Hamza being among those who excelled and they will all get another opportunity,” concluded Zondi.
SA Invitation XI squad: Dominic Hendricks (bizhub Highveld Lions, capt), Temba Bavuma (WSB Cape Cobras), Tladi Bokako (Warriors), Michael Cohen (WSB Cape Cobras), AB de Villiers (Multiply Titans), Isaac Dikgale (NW), Leus du Plooy (VKB Knights), Zubayr Hamza (WSB Cape Cobras), Chris Morris (Multiply Titans), Kagiso Rapulana (NW), Kelly Smuts (Warriors), Dale Steyn (Multiply Titans), Ricardo Vasconcelos (Boland), Shaun von Berg (Multiply Titans), Lizaad Williams (WSB Cape Cobras).