Petersen receives maiden Proteas call-up

Sun, 29th December 2019
Keegan Petersen of South Africa A celebrates his 100th run during the 2019 3 Day Tour Match match between South Africa A and England at the Willowmoore Stadium, Benoni on the 22 December 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Keegan Petersen of South Africa A celebrates his 100th run during the 2019 3 Day Tour Match match between South Africa A and England at the Willowmoore Stadium, Benoni on the 22 December 2019 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

VKB Knights batsman, Keegan Petersen has been named the replacement for injured Aiden Markram ahead of the Test match against England in Cape Town.


In CSA’s bid to reward excellence, Petersen has been called up to the Standard Bank Proteas team after consistently good performances in the CSA Domestic Franchise Four-Day series over an extended period of time. He capped off his fruitful season with an impressive 111 (240 balls, 12x4s) for the South Africa A team against England in a friendly tour match building up to the Test series.


The 26-year-old from Paarl has 88 First Class matches under the belt with 5 490 runs, a high score of 225 not out and an average of 40.66.


Markram will go under the knife early this week after sustaining a fracture to his fourth left finger on Day Two of the current match taking place in Centurion.


Standard Bank Proteas Test squad: Faf du Plessis (Momentum Multiply Titans, capt), Temba Bavuma (Imperial Lions), Quinton de Kock (Momentum Multiply Titans), Dean Elgar (Momentum Multiply Titans), Beuran Hendricks (Imperial Lions), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Pieter Malan (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Keegan Petersen (VKB Knights), Zubayr Hamza (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Dane Paterson (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Vernon Philander (World Sports Betting Cape Cobras), Dwaine Pretorius (Imperial Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions), Rudi Second (Warriors), Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions).


England Tour Itinerary


January 2020

Fri 03 – Tue 07 2nd. Test Newlands, Cape Town

Thu 16 – Mon 20 3rd. Test St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth

Fri 24 – Tue 28 4th. Test Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg


February 2020

Tue 04 DN 1st. ODI Newlands, Cape Town

Fri 07 DN 2nd. ODI Kingsmead, Durban

Sun 09 Day 3rd. ODI Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Wed 12 DN 1st. T20I Buffalo Park, East London

Fri 14 DN 2nd. T20I Kingsmead, Durban

Sun 16 Day 3rd. T20I SuperSport Park, Centurion