Batsman Ingram gets Proteas call-up

South Africa named batsman Colin Ingram in their squad on Tuesday for the limited-overs series against Zimbabwe and Pakistan next month.

The 25-year-old Ingram has shone for the Warriors in domestic one-day competitions to earn his first taste of international cricket.

Slow left-arm spinner Robin Peterson was recalled, but there was no place in the 15-man squad for opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs, left-arm spinner Roelof van der Merwe or experienced wicketkeeper Mark Boucher

Boucher was named in the Test squad to play Pakistan, along with left-arm pace bowler Wayne Parnell, who returns from injury in place of all-rounder Ryan McLaren.

“The next ICC World Twenty20 is 18 months away and this also provides us the opportunity to look at several younger players,” convenor of selectors Andrew Hudson said in a statement.


“We only have a relatively small number of ODIs before the World Cup and it is our intention to go in with our strongest combination in all these matches.”

South Africa host Zimbabwe for two T20 matches and three one-day internationals between October 8 and 22 and then play Pakistan in a T20 game, five one-dayers and two Tests in the United Arab Emirates from October 27 to November 24.

Squads:
Test squad to play Pakistan: Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Paul Harris, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Alviro Petersen, Ashwell Prince, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

ODI squad to play Zimbabwe and Pakistan: Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Johan Botha, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Colin Ingram, Jacques Kallis, Charl Langeveldt, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Pro20 squad to play Zimbabwe: Johan Botha (captain), Loots Bosman, JP Duminy, Colin Ingram, Heino Kuhn, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Graeme Smith, Juan Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Pro20 squad to play Pakistan: Johan Botha (captain), Loots Bosman, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Colin Ingram, David Miller, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Graeme Smith, Juan Theron, Lonwabo Tsotsobe. — Reuters

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