Double blow for Proteas as Williams, Ngidi withdraw

The Proteas will commence their historic three-match ODI series against the Netherlands this Friday, 26 November.

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However, it was confirmed on Wednesday that seam bowler, Lizaad Williams, has been ruled out of the tour due to a intercostal muscle strain. He is undergoing treatement and will continue to be assessed. No replacement has been named.

Ngidi has also been forced to withdraw from the tour after testing positive for COVID-19.

“He is well and in good spirits and abiding by Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) COVID-19 protocols, in line with government regulations,” a statement read. “The Proteas medical team will keep in contact with him to ensure his physical and mental well-being.”

Junior Dala has been called up to replace him.

In other team news, four members of the management team have been rested following back-to-back tours, including the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup and living in Bio-Secure Environments (BSEs).

This tour’s management team is as follows:

Mark Boucher (Head Coach), Khomotso Volvo Masubelele (Team Manager), Charl Langeveldt (Bowling Coach), Justin Sammons (Batting Consultant), Imraan Khan (Fielding Coach), Kyle Southgate (Video Analyst), Konrad von Hagen (Team Dr), Sizwe Hadebe (Physiotherapist), Sherwin Baatjes (Strength & Conditioning Coach), Sipokazi Sokanyile (Media Manager), Kyle Botha (Masseur), Zunaid Wadee (Security).

Schedule:

Friday, 26 November: 1st ODI, Proteas v Netherlands, Centurion – 10:00

Sunday, 28 November: 2nd ODI, Proteas v Netherlands, Centurion – 10:00

Wednesday, 1 December: 3rd ODI, Proteas v Netherlands, Wanderers – 10:00

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Proteas ODI squad vs Netherlands

Keshav Maharaj (captain, Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Daryn Dupavillon (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Zubayr Hamza (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Reeza Hendricks (Imperial Lions), Sisanda Magala (Imperial Lions), Janneman Malan (GbetsRocks), David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Junior Dala  (Momentum Multiply Titans), Dwaine Pretorius (North West Dragons), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Wayne Parnell (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Ryan Rickelton (Imperial Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Kyle Verreynne (wicket-keeper, Six Gun Grill Western Province), Khaya Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins).

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