Matthew Breetzke Gets a Look In As SA Announce Squad For West Indies Tests

Matthew Breetzke Gets a Look In As SA Announce Squad For West Indies Tests

Young opener Breetzke gets his maiden call-up for West Indies tests

Deepansh Bajaj July 8, 2024

South African white ball opener Matthew Breetzke has earned a maiden call-up into the test squad ahead of the test series against West Indies

The squad competed in the Test Series against new Zealand in their backyard earlier this year. Only David Bedingham, Dane Paterson and Dane Piedt have managed to retain their places. Ryan Rickleton who had a great season at SA20 is also recalled into the squad.

Shukri on Marco Jansen

"Marco Jansen has been granted rest as he has been on the road for a long period, we wanted to give him some time off for conditional training and to focus on his mental and physical well-being."

South Africa is currently placed 7th in the WTC rankings, they lost a crucial away tour against New Zealand where an inexperienced South Africa played. They are playing two tests on this away tour before another one awaits them in Bangladesh with the same amount of games. South Africa in their home summer will host Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

Shukri Conrad on Test Squad

"This upcoming tour is extremely important for us, as we are way behind in the WTC rankings, we need to pull our socks up," Conrad Quipped. We have selected the best possible squad for this tour of West Indies, to improve our performances"

Players who are not plying their trade in any T20 league will have a four-day camp in Durban before they jet off to the West Indies. The first test is scheduled to begin on August 7 in Port Of Spain. The second test commences on August 15 in Guyana.

South Africa Test Squad For West Indies

Temba Bavuma, David Bedingham, Matthew Breetzke, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Tony de Zorzi, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Dane Paterson, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs, Ryan Rickelton, Kyle Verreynne

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