Cricket South Africa announced their new contract list for the 2020-21 international season & the most notable absentee is legendary bowler Dale Steyn. Injury prone Steyn’s future in international cricket seems hazy and under the cloud. In the list announced on Monday, all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius, batsman Rassie van der Dussen and fast bowler Anrich Nortje received contract upgrades while pacer Beuran Hendricks has been awarded his first national contract.
CSA Acting Chief Executive Dr Jacques Faul said “We have contracted 16 men’s players and 14 women’s player which we feel is the appropriate number to maintain our national squads across the formats. This enables us to contract both our Test players as well as those who are limited over’s specialists. We have decided to keep the 17th men’s contract open for the moment and players can qualify for it through performance.
The men’s contracts will cover the T20 World Cup in Australia, South Africa’s home series against Sri Lanka (Tests), Australia (Tests), Pakistan (T20Is), India (T20Is) and away tours to West Indies and Sri Lanka. For the women, Nadine de Klerk and Sinalo Jafta have been given contract upgrades.
The women’s contract will cover next year’s ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 and their tours to West Indies and England. It also includes their postponed tour to Australia.
Contracted men’s players: Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.
Contracted women’s players: Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Tumi Sekhukhune, Chloe Tryon, Dane van Niekerk, Laura Wolvaardt.