Vilas, Elgar to lead SA-A teams in India

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Recent Proteas call-up Dane Vilas, of the Cobras, will captain the four-day Test squad and Dean Elgar of Titans the 50 overs squad on the South Africa A tour to India in July and August.

Cobras duo of fast bowler Dane Paterson and batsman Omphile Ramela, and Dolphins spinner Keshav Maharaj have all been rewarded for their excellent form in the past season’s Sunfoil Series by earning call-ups for the four-day team.

Ramela made 724 runs at an average of 42 while Paterson (42) and Maharaj (36) were among the leading wicket-takers. Another newcomer is Cameron Delport of the Dolphins who has been selected for the limited overs squad.

South Africa will play a triangular limited overs series against India A and Australia A in which each team will play one another twice, plus the top two going through to the final, and this will be followed by two four-day unofficial Test matches against India A.

"A number of relative newcomers to the Proteas have been included in the South Africa A squads and, with the Proteas due to tour India later this year, this tour will give them invaluable experience of Indian playing conditions," commented South Africa A coach, Vinnie Barnes.

South Africa A four-day squad: Dane Vilas (Nashua Cape Cobras, capt), Temba Bavuma (bizhub Highveld Lions), Gihahn Cloete (Knights), Theunis de Bruyn (The Unlimited Titans), Marchant de Lange (The Unlimited Titans), Beuran Hendricks (Nashua Cape Cobras), Reeza Hendricks (Knights), Keshav Maharaj (Sunfoil Dolphins), Dane Paterson (Nashua Cape Cobras), Dane Piedt (Nashua Cape Cobras), Omphile Ramela (Nashua Cape Cobras), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (bizhub Highveld Lions), Stiaan van Zyl (Nashua Cape Cobras), Hardus Viljoen (bizhub Highveld Lions), David Wiese (The Unlimited Titans)

South Africa A List A squad: Dean Elgar (The Unlimited Titans, capt), Cody Chetty (Sunfoil Dolphins), Theunis de Bruyn (The Unlimited Titans), Marchant de Lange (The Unlimited Titans), Cameron Delport (Sunfoil Dolphins), Beuran Hendricks (Nashua Cape Cobras), Reeza Hendricks (Knights), Eddie Leie (bizhub Highveld Lions), Keshav Maharaj (Sunfoil Dolphins), Omphile Ramela (Nashua Cape Cobras), Mthokozisi Shezi (Nashua Cape Cobras), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (bizhub Highveld Lions), Dane Vilas (Nashua Cape Cobras), David Wiese (The Unlimited Titans), Khaya Zondo (Sunfoil Dolphins)

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