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17-May-2022 15:18:00 GMT
South Africa in India 2022

Stubbs earns maiden T20I call-up India tour

Johannesburg: South Africa batter Tristan Stubbs earned his maiden call-up ahead of the T20I series against India.

Indian and South Africa will be locking horns in five-match T20I series across five venues in India from June 9 to 19.

The 21-year-old, right-hand, middle-order batter, who impressed this past season while playing for the Gbets Warriors in the Cricket South Africa (CSA) T20 Challenge, scored 293 runs in seven innings, at an average of 48.83 and a strike rate of 183.12, including 23 sixes.

He was also part of South Africa 'A' team to Zimbabwe before he was called up to the Mumbai Indians camp for the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL).

South Africa' T20I squad:
Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen.

Other notable selections include the exciting return of fast bowler, Anrich Nortje who has been recovering from injury since December 2021 and batters, Reeza Hendricks and Heinrich Klaasen.

Nortje has been medically cleared for action and is currently working through his return to play programme while playing for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL.

Wayne Parnell also makes a welcome return to the T20 setup for the first time since the team's tour to England in 2017.

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