Cricket South Africa named three new comers to indicate that they are looking at future plans as selecting three debutants in same series is not that too famous, even though South Africa have many avoided players are waiting for their call.
They announced three new comers to prepare them for upcoming World Cup 2020 next year in October. The selection committee made it as surprise after excluding Dale Steyn who was used to be their backbone few years ago.
Dale Steyn has been facing injuries since 2015, since then he is never been part of South Africa for regular terms although he got many inclusion and exclusion in the meanwhile times. But the case was never been hidden as only one series was enough to get Dale Steyn out of the next tour etc.
Dale Steyn’s exclusion from T20I squad came as surprise as Dale Steyn made himself available for the selection, but wasn’t included by Cricket South Africa.
“Dale Steyn wasn’t medically fit enough” Cricket South Africa says after his exclusion as Dale Steyn himself raised questions over them.
Dale Steyn didn’t play any international game since IPL season where he got injured, although he was selected in World Cup squad but was dropped before playing any match for the country as he faced shoulder injury in the World Cup.
Cricket South Africa selected two more injuried players in Test namely Philander and Bruyn, they were facing injuries but called up for the Test series against India.
“Yes we have selected Philander and Bruyn in the Test squad but they have to prove their fitness before first Test against India, in practice match,” Cricket South Africa says.
Philander is one of the key factor in South Africa in Test arena that even he has proved on every surface he played, although some pacers usually known on their suitable pitches but he has got the rid of many players even on slower sides like UAE, Bangladesh and Srilanka.
Dale Steyn’s exclusion indicates that he has the wait more before being picked, although it was the clear signal that he was fully fit when he raised the questions over their selection but Cricket South Africa clarifies him as medically unfit, means he has to improve his fitness further for next tour’s inclusion.
After South Africa Cricket’s clarification, Dale Steyn must improve his fitness and should Focus on next tour as clarification cames as his preparation for next tour so that he may be picked.