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Tristan Stubbs handed debut for Proteas, Aiden Markram out with Covid

Tristan Stubbs will make his Proteas T20I debut against India in the first T20I in Delhi on Wednesday. Picture: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Tristan Stubbs will make his Proteas T20I debut against India in the first T20I in Delhi on Wednesday. Picture: Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

Published Jun 9, 2022

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Cape Town - Exciting young talent Tristan Stubbs will make his Proteas T20I debut against India in the first T20I in Delhi on Wednesday after Aiden Markram tested positive for Covid-19.

This was according to Proteas captain Temba Bavuma, who won the toss and elected to field.

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Stubbs, 21, is a promising prospect from the Warriors who burst on to the domestic scene during last season’s CSA T20 Challenge.

There is also a recall for left-arm seam bowling all-rounder Wayne Parnell. The 32-year-old is one of two all-rounders in the Proteas team with Dwaine Pretorius also retained. Fast bowler Anrich Nortje also returns to the Proteas fold after missing the entire home international summer due to injury.

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“We are going to have a bowl first. We played a practice game here a couple of days ago, saw that the wicket got better to bat on. It was a bit slow and stoppy at the beginning, hopefully we can exploit that and restrict them to a decent score and chase it down. Aiden was not available for selection as he tested positive for Covid, Stubbs comes in and it is a debut for him,” Bavuma said.

“We have two all rounders; Dwaine and Parnell also come into the fold. It is an important series as we haven't been together as a group since the World Cup, it is a preparation for the World Cup coming up in Australia. For us it is about to build momentum and build confidence going ahead.

Teams:

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South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje.

India: Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan.

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