The 23-year-old Kyle Verreynne already has three ODI caps to his name – now he gets to show his stuff in the shortest format.
CAPE Cobras wicketkeeper/ batsman Kyle Verreynne has been called up to the Proteas’ T20I squad for the first time in his career.
The 23-year-old already has three ODI caps to his name – last of which was earned against Australia in March last year.
Not having played for the T20I team yet, Verreynne is in line to make his debut against Pakistan when they tour South Africa next month for three ODIs and four T20Is.
Verreynne isn’t the only uncapped player called up to the T20 squad, with the Lions’ Sisanda Magala and the VKB Knights’ Migael Pretorius also cracking the nod.
There were also first-time call-ups for Warriors all-rounder Wihan Lubbe (T20) and Titans fast bowler Lizaad Williams (both squads).
Convenor of selectors Victor Mpitsang says of the squads: “We’re very excited about these two squads that we have selected for our home tour against Pakistan …
“To Temba [Bavuma] our new captain, all the best to him and the rest of the teams for the upcoming tour.”
ODI: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Beuran Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortjé, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Junior Dala, Lutho Sipamla, Wiaan Mulder, Sisanda Magala, Kyle Verreynne, Daryn Dupavillon and Lizaad Williams.
T20I: Temba Bavuma (captain), Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan, Sisanda Magala, Dwaine Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Kyle Verreynne, Pite van Biljon, Migael Pretorius, Lizaad Williams and Wihan Lubbe.