Among the bowlers, Lungi Ngidi entrenched his position as one of the leaders of the attack with 10 wickets in the series
JP Duminy boosted his 2019 World Cup selection hopes as he ended as the leading run-scorer for South Africa in the five-match ODI series against hosts Sri Lanka which concluded on Sunday.
South Africa won the series 3-2, and Duminy piled on 227 runs at an average of 56 at an impressive strike-rate of 135. In his four knocks he scored two 50s with a highest score of 92.
The all-rounder also returned commendable figures with the ball, bowling 26 overs during the series and picking up two wickets. The 34-year-old claimed 2/38 in the fourth ODI in Kandy, in a losing cause as Sri Lanka won by three runs in a rain-shortened affair.
While Duminy re-ignited the flame the SA selectors may hold for him, Reeza Hendricks made a spectacular start to his ODI career with a century on debut.
His innings of 102 from 89 balls in the third ODI provided a starring role for his side, as South Africa claimed an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. Though Hendricks failed in the final two ODIs with scores of 0 and 2, his match-winning ability will not go unnoticed.
Among the bowlers, Lungi Ngidi entrenched his position as one of the leaders of the attack with 10 wickets in the series. Ngidi took 4/57 in the third ODI, and returned an average of 20 in the four matches he played.
Andile Phehlukwayo was another stand-out performer as he continues to cement his place in the team. Phehlukwayo claimed nine scalps at an average of 28 with a best of 3/45 in the second ODI.
Tabraiz Shamsi also improved his stock with six wickets in the three matches he played at an average of 23. His best performance was his 4/33 in the first ODI which helped his side to a convincing victory and set the tone for the series.