first_imgSouth Africa have named three uncapped players in their Test squad for the three-match tour of India in early October as they begin life without retired veterans Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla.Fast bowler Anrich Nortje, wicketkeeper/batsman Rudi Second and spin bowling all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy have been included in the 15-man selection that will be captained by Faf du Plessis.It will be led by interim team director Enoch Nkwe, filling the role after the decision not to renew the contract of West Indian coach Ottis Gibson.”All three newcomers to the test side have more than earned their spurs through impressive performances in last season’s Four-Day Franchise competition,” Cricket South Africa Acting Director of Cricket Corrie van Zyl said.”We feel we have covered all the options for the conditions we are likely to encounter on the sub-continent with (spinners) Muthusamy and Dane Piedt, who was far and away the leading wicket-taker in our Four-Day competition, providing the back-up to Keshav Maharaj,” he added in a media release.Van Zyl also announced a squad for the Twenty20 Internationals before the test series, with Du Plessis not included in that group and Quinton de Kock set to captain.”The T20 Series gives us the last chance to have a look at our leadership and batting options as the next edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is now little more than a year away, which is why we have gone with an inexperienced leadership group,” Van Zyl said.advertisement”I would like to stress that Faf du Plessis remains an important part of our plans for white-ball cricket.”South Africa will start the tour with the limited overs matches, the first of which is in Dharamsala on Sept. 15.That will be followed by tests in Visakhapatnam (Oct. 2-6), Ranchi (Oct. 10-14) and Pune (Oct. 19-23), which are the first for South Africa in the newly-formed ICC Test Championship.Test squad: Faf du Plessis (Titans, capt), Temba Bavuma (Highveld Lions, vice-capt), Theunis de Bruyn (Titans), Quinton de Kock (Titans), Dean Elgar (Titans), Zubayr Hamza (Cape Cobras), Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Titans), Senuran Muthusamy (Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Vernon Philander (Cape Cobras), Dane Piedt (Cape Cobras), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Rudi Second (Warriors).Twenty20 squad: Quinton de Kock (Titans, capt), Rassie van der Dussen (Highveld Lions, vice-capt), Temba Bavuma (Highveld Lions), Junior Dala (Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (Highveld Lions), Beuran Hendricks (Highveld Lions), Reeza Hendricks (Highveld Lions), David Miller (Dolphins), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (Highveld Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Jon-Jon Smuts (Warriors).Also Read | No pressure on Kapil Dev-led panel to select next India coach: CoA member Also Read | Ashes 2019: Mitchell Starc named in 12-man Australia squad for Lord’s TestAlso See:last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Werner opens transfer door to Man Utd, Barcelona, Real Madrid & Man City Chris Burton 18:19 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Timo Werner RB Leipzig Getty Transfers Real Madrid RB Leipzig Barcelona Manchester United Manchester City Primera División Bundesliga Premier League The RB Leipzig striker has emerged as one of Europe’s most sought-after talents and admits that he would welcome a future move to an elite side RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner has offered transfer hope to the likes of Manchester United, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City.The 21-year-old has shot to prominence over the last 18 months, with a move in the summer of 2016 having offered him the perfect stage on which to thrive.AdChoices广告Having never been prolific after breaking through at Stuttgart, Werner has netted 37 times in just 61 appearances for Leipzig. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player That return, coupled with his obvious future potential, has attracted admiring glances from afar and the Germany international has now left the door open for a high-profile switch to be made.Werner told Sport 1 on the mounting interest being shown in from leading sides across Europe: “If you take Germany, it would be a lie to say that you would not like to play for Bayern.”It would be a lie to say in England you’d not like to play for Manchester United or Manchester City.”Spain – Barca or Real. There are great clubs in every league. Italy or France would not be my leagues, but the other three.”There are so many clubs you’d like to play for. I don’t want to tie myself down. I’ll see what happens.”While Werner is allowing himself to think about the future, his present is tied to Leipzig on a contract through to 2020.His current club care understandably reluctant to part with such talent and have opened discussions regarding fresh terms.Leipzig’s sporting director Ralf Rangnick has told Kicker of the speculation surrounding Werner: “Timo definitely knows he is still playing with us now and next season.”We are also in talks to adjust and extend his contract.”Timo Werner RB LeipzigWerner has also suggested that he will stick around for at least one more year, with his focus currently locked on the 2017-18 campaign and a possible World Cup challenge.He added: “The new season is still far away.”We have big goals with RB, want to qualify for Champions League. Hopefully, I’ll go the World Cup after that, and only then I will think about the future.”Right now, I feel good here at Leipzig. My contract says that I should, must, can, will play here for another two years. That’s why there are no other thoughts.”last_img read more