CSA announce spin camp squad

Cricket South Africa have announced its squad of players and coaches to attend a spin bowling camp in Mumbai, India, from April 28 to May 6.

The squad is a mixture of youth and experience headed by many of South Africa’s senior spin bowlers such as Proteas Keshav Maharaj, Dane Piedt and Tabraiz Shamsi, Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma plus senior coaches Malibongwe Maketa, Claude Henderson and Russell Domingo.

“Nearly all our national teams will be touring the sub-continent in the coming months including the Standard Bank Proteas and the Powerade National Academy who will both be going to Sri Lanka and South Africa A who will be touring India,” commented CSA High Performance Manager Vinnie Barnes.

“Several senior players, who have been to this camp before, appreciate its value and have asked to be included again.”

The camp could have significant implications for the tour of Sri Lanka with South Africa likely to pick two if not three spinners in the group that will travel to the Island this June.

It will provide a platform for young tweakers like George Linde and Senuran Muthusamy to put pressure on the established trio of Maharaj, Shamsi and Piedt.


Batsmen: Temba Bavuma (Cape Cobras), Tony de Zorzi (Titans), Zubayr Hamza (Cape Cobras), Christiaan Jonker (Warriors), Sinethemba Queshile (Warriors), Rudi Second (Knights)

Bowlers: Junaid Dawood (Cape Cobras), Bjorn Fortuin (Highveld Lions), George Linde (Cape Cobras), Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), Gregory Mahlokwana (Titans), Senuran Muthusamy (Dolphins), Tsepo Ndwandwa (SWD), Dane Piedt (Cape Cobras), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Shaun von Berg (Titans)

Coaches: Malibongwe Maketa, Claude Henderson, Russell Domingo, Neil McKenzie