Hendricks in, Steyn out
Beuran Hendricks made his Test and ODI debuts for South Africa in the past season. The left-arm seamer earned his maiden national contract as the only new name on the national men’s contracted player list for next season. CSA released the list of 16 men and 14 women – with the vacant place still left for 17th men’s player being contracted through the season. Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius and Rassie van der Dussen among men and Nadine de Klerk and Sinalo Jafta among women cricketers earned contract upgrades.
Hashim Amla, Theunis de Bruyn, Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Zintle Mali are among the named who missed national contract for this season. CSA Acting Chief Executive – Dr. Jacques Faul announcing the same said, “We have contracted 16 men’s players and 14 women’s players which we feel is the appropriate number to maintain our national squads across the various formats.”
South African cricket is currently on hold for 60 days in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. But Cricket South Africa have already started to plan for next summer and as a part of the same, the central contracts have been announced now. The coming week in all likelihood will see the six domestic franchises finalizing their player’s pools.
CSA contracted men’s players: Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.
CSA contracted women’s players: Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Tumi Sekhukhune, Chloe Tryon, Dane van Niekerk, Laura Wolvaardt.
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