Cricket South Africa announced on Tuesday that the entire Proteas team was negative in the results of COVID-19 tests conducted this morning. This was the third round of scheduled tests ahead of the first test match of the series of two matches against Sri Lanka, which begins Boxing Day (December 26). As a result, the proteas-squad will now start training as a squad from Wednesday, December 23. “The hosts will start training as a full squad from tomorrow as their preparation for the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) series continues,” said CSA. in an official release.
In the updated squad list released by CSA, Beuran Hendricks and Keegan Petersen are the two names missing from the original list.
Last week, Cricket South Africa (CSA) had added three more players to the Proteas squad ahead of the Test series against Sri Lanka. This is part of the plan to include more players at the end of the final round of the CSA 4-Day Cup.
Former South Africa under 19 captain Raynard van Tonder, Lutho Sipamla and Dwaine Pretorius were the ones added to the team.
Proteas’ updated test squad against Sri Lanka: Quinton de Kock (c), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, Glenton Stuurman, Sarel Erwee, Wiaan Mulder , Kyle Verreynne, Migael Pretorius, Dwaine Pretorius, Lutho Sipamla, Raynard van Tonder.
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