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CSA Unveils Itinerary For Australian Test Tour In 2018


Cricket South Africa (CSA) unveiled the itinerary for Australian Test Tour in 2018 revealing that Proteas will play a four-match Sunfoil Test series against Australia in February/March 2018.

CSA’s Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat confirmed this saying this will be the first time the two countries will compete in a four-match Test series since unification in 1991.

Lorgat asserted that the match will add to the significance of the Test series and offer the Proteas a perfect opportunity to finally win a Test series at home against the formidable Aussies.


“Test match cricket between Australia and South Africa has always produced epic battles and brought out high-class individual performances that have become part of the annals of the game,” he said.

He added that Australia are currently the No. 2 ranked team on the ICC Test table and that the Proteas will need to beat them and India for SA to regain its place at the top of the table.

“With this series being played straight after the tour by India, our Proteas and fans can look forward to what will be one of the most challenging seasons of Test match cricket we have ever witnessed in South Africa,” finished Lorgat.

CSA also named the men’s and women’s intake for this year’s Powerade National Academy Programme.

From our gatherings,  both programmes will start on May 22nd  2017 and run until the end of July. Afterwards, the SA Emerging Men’s squad will be named for the tour of Sri Lanka in August.

Those listed for the Powerade SA National Academy Men’s Squad are:

  1. Karabo Mogotsi (Gauteng)
  2. Wihan Lubbe (North West)
  3. Yaseen Vallie (Gauteng)
  4. Tony de Zorzi (Northerns)
  5. Janneman Malan (North West)
  6. Senuran Muthusamy (KZN)
  7. Isaac Digale (North West)
  8. Lungi Ngidi (Northerns)
  9. Lwandiswa Zuma (Free State)
  10. Tladi Bokako (EP)
  11. Okuhle Cele (KZN)
  12. Migael Pretorius (Northerns)
  13. Ndumiso Mvelase (Gauteng)
  14. Kyle Simmonds (Boland)
  15. Thomas Kaber (Northerns)
  16. Kyle Verrynne (WP)
  17. Matthew Christensen (EP)
  18. Wiaan Mulder (Gauteng)

The women’s intake are:

  1. Lerato Langa (Gauteng)
  2. Robyn Appels (WP)
  3. Izelle Cilliers (Free State)
  4. Sinalo Jafta (North West)
  5. Tumi Sekhukhune (Easterns)
  6. Elriessa Theunissen (North West)
  7. Nkuli Thabethe (Gauteng)
  8. Anneke Bosch (North West)
  9. Robyn Searle (Gauteng)
  10. Evodia Yekile (North West)
  11. Stacey Lackay (Boland)
  12. Zizipho Mdebuka (WP)
  13. Zintle Mali (Border)
  14. Odine Kirsten (Northerns)

The aim of the Powerade National Academy Programme is to prepare young players for the demands of professional cricket.

As learnt, the selected players were carefully identified. And, they include previous graduates of the SA U/19 programme, performing Senior Provincial and emerging Franchise players.


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