Monday, November 16, 2009

Gibbs Added To South Africa 'A' Squad

Batsman Herschelle Gibbs has been added to South Africa's 'A' squad to take on England in a tour match ahead of the five-match One-Day International series.

Gibbs, a veteran of 245 ODIs, as well as 90 Tests and 20 Twenty20 Internationals, is one of three additions to the squad which has been hit by injury. The match is in Potchefstroom on Tuesday (17th November).

Omitted from the squad are Henry Davids, who has a thumb injury, Robin Peterson, who is expected to sign a Kolpak contract imminently and Ryan McLaren, whose workload is being managed.

Gibbs is joined in the squad by Nashua Cape Cobras team-mates Andrew Puttick and Rory Kleinveldt.

“Herschelle has shown excellent form in recent MTN40 matches and this match will give him a further opportunity to press his case for an international recall,” selection convener Mike Procter said.

"He is showing the consistency we want from him and his last innings was a match-winning century. The door is not closed to him or indeed to anybody else who produces the goods in domestic cricket.

“Both Puttick and Kleinveldt impressed for the Nashua Cape Cobras in the Champions’ League competition.”

South Africa 'A': Hashim Amla (captain), CJ de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Herschelle Gibbs, Rory Kleinveldt, Heino Kuhn, Morne Morkel, Andrew Puttick, Rilee Rossouw, Juan Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Vaughn van Jaarsveld

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