The Cricket South Africa has announced the nationally contracted players list of Women’s and Men for 2020-2021season which were upgraded. Left-arm pacer Beuran Hendricks had received his first national contract and Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius were upgraded in the contract list.
CSA Acting Chief Executive, Dr. Jaques Faul said “To maintain our national squads for various formats we have selected 16 men’s players and 14 women’s players to contract which we feel is an appropriate number. We have contracted both Test players and limited over specialists too. 17th Men’s contract is open for all and the player who will qualify it through the performance will be contracted in that place.”
CSA further added that “ The upgrade system will be in the place with the list of players performing and selected for the nation side during 2020-21 season and who are not contracted can also qualify for a National Contract upgrade with their performace.”
The matches including ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia, T20Is against Pakistan and India, the home test series against Sri Lanka and Australia, tours of Sri Lanka and West Indies will be played by the Men’s teams’ contracts.
In the previous season, Sinalo Jafta and Nadine de Klerk were in the list of upgraded contracts but now they have retained the place in the list of contracted players. The 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand, the postponed home series against T20 World champions, tours of West Indies and England will be included in the Women’s contracts.
Cricket South Africa announced the full list of contracted players.
Men’s team: Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Rassie van der Dussen, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Women’s team: Mignon du Preez, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta, Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Sune Luus, Marizanne Kapp, Laura Wolvaardt, Ayabonga Khaka, Dane van Niekerk, Lizelle Lee, Tumi Sekhukhune, Chole Tryon.