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Reserves handed one-day boost

January 20, 2015 15:38:19 UK

South Africa are to provide their World Cup reserves with as much one-day cricket as possible over the next three weeks – starting by releasing five players to feature in Friday’s Momentum Cup match between the Chevrolet Knights and Unlimited Titans.

The quintet of South Africa A squad members – Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, David Wiese and Marchant de Lange of the Titans and the Knights’ recently-capped Proteas batsman Reeza Hendricks – will then travel from Kimberley to Bloemfontein, where the limited-overs series against England Lions begins on Sunday.

The Knights can be backed at 2.10 to win the game on Friday, with the Titans 1.72 and 7.00 to win the Momentum Cup.

Playing in a competitive match provides perfect preparation for our limited-overs series against the England Lions.

Vincent Barnes

“The decision to release these players makes both logistical and cricketing sense,” said South Africa A coach Vincent Barnes.

“Playing in a competitive match provides perfect preparation for our limited-overs series against the England Lions.

“They will join their franchises for Friday’s match and then return to Bloemfontein on Saturday for our opening match against the Lions on Sunday.”

The South African second string will be led by Justin Ontong, who captained the full side to Twenty20 victory over West Indies in Durban last week.

Also included is Ryan McLaren, the most controversial exclusion from his country’s 15-man World Cup squad.

The 31-year-old all-rounder had been on the recent limited-overs tour of Australia and New Zealand, but lost out for the current series against the Windies and the main event of 2015.

Meanwhile, England Lions will be boosted by the inclusions of Ben Stokes and Harry Gurney who were the two to be cut from England’s pre-Christmas squads.

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