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South Africa Squad & Schedule for Champions Trophy 2017 Announced

South Africa Squad & Schedule for Champions Trophy 2017: South African cricket board announced the squad for the champions trophy 2017. AB de Villiers has been retained as the skipper of the side. He made a comeback during the T20I series against Sri Lanka and now has been retained in the ODI team as well.

Other than him, the batting line-up includes Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, JP Duminy and David Miller. All these are the regular members of the team and their selection do not come as a surprise.

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South Africa Squad champions trophy 2017

In the pace bowling line up, Morne Morkel has made a comeback in the ODI team after a period of one year. He missed the Test series against Australia last year but returned to the Test team for the series against New Zealand. Now he has been included in the ODI squad as well. Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius are the other pacers in the side. The pace bowling line-up will be headed by both Rabada and Morkel.

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In the spin department, Imran Tahir continues to be part of the team. There is a big surprise in the team as Keshav Maharaj, who finished the season with 27 wickets has also been given a place ahead of Tabraiz Shamsi. It was spectacular of Maharaj in Australia and New Zealand that forced selectors to select the left-arm spinner.

Dale Steyn has not been included on the side. Instead, he will play for South Africa A in the first-class matches against England A. Along with him, Vernon Philander has also missed out in the side.
South Africa will play its first game against Sri Lanka on June 3 followed by two more games against Pakistan and India on June 7 and 11 respectively.

South Africa Squad for Champions Trophy 2017

Squad: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers (capt), JP Duminy, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Imran Tahir, Keshav Maharaj, Dwaine Pretorius, Farhaan Behardien, Morne Morkel.

South Africa Champions Trophy 2017 Schedule 

  • Saturday, June 3: Sri Lanka, The Oval, London 
  • Wednesday, June 7: Pakistan, Edgbaston, Birmingham 
  • Sunday, June 11: India, The Oval, London
South Africa Squad & Schedule for Champions Trophy 2017 Announced Reviewed by James Carruth on 10:09:00 AM Rating: 5
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