Spin camp critical to Proteas India tour preparations

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced the squad and coaches who will travel to India for a spin camp in Bangalore from 17-23 August.

Cobras technical staff members Ashwell Prince and Paul Adams have been named as respective batting and spin consultants for the camp.

Eight batsmen, who are all set to do duty for the South Africa A side that tours India before the Proteas visit, have been selected for the camp along with seven spin bowlers.

High Performance Manager Vincent Barnes will oversee the camp while former Proteas coach and current A side mentor Russell Domingo will also be present.

The spin camp is becoming an annual staple of the Proteas pre-season preparations and is beginning to bear fruit at international level. Last year Theunis de Bruyn scored a Test century in Sri Lanka off the back of being involved in the camp. CSA are eager for batsmen in and around the Proteas setup to improve their play against spin.

Senuran Muthusamy - Spin camp critical to Proteas India tour preparations
Spin Camp: Senuran Muthusamy of Dolphins sends down a delivery during the 2019 Momentum One Day Cup match between Cobras and Dolphins at Boland Park, Paarl on 22 February 2019 © Shaun Roy/BackpagePix

Proteas regulars Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma will be involved in both the spin camp and the A tour and are joined by up and comers Janneman Malan, Sinethemba Qeshile and Matthew Breetzke as well as recently capped batsman Zubayr Hamza. Franchise cricket stalwarts Pieter Malan and Eddie Moore complete the camp’s batting lineup.

“We have identified Aiden Markram, Zubayr Hamza and Temba Bavuma as key Proteas batsmen to benefit from this project and we have also included some of our potential stars of the future such as Janneman Malan and Sinethemba Qeshile, who have already both played for the Proteas, as well as Matthew Breetzke,” said CSA CEO Thabang Moroe.

“The batting group is completed by two of our most consistent runs scorers in franchise cricket in Pieter Malan and Edward Moore.

“The bowling group is headed by the experience of Dane Piedt and includes highly promising talents, among them being Bjorn Fortuin, Tsepo Ndwandwa and Senuran Muthusamy.

“It is a fact that most international cricket is played on the sub-continent these days and we have to look ahead not only to the tours on the immediate horizon but the next edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023.”

SA spin camp in India

Spin bowlers: Dane Piedt,  Senuran Muthusamy, Bjorn Fortuin, Tsepo Ndwandwa, Thomas Kaber, Dyllan Matthews, Geroge Linde

Coaches and technical staff:

Russell Domingo – SA A coach

Ashwell Prince – batting consultant

Paul Adams – spin consultant

S. Hadebe – physiotherapist

Vincent Barnes – High Performance Manager

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