South Africa Announces Limited Overs Squad Against Pakistan Keeping IPL In Mind
Cricket South Africa (CSA) named their limited-overs squad for the home series against Pakistan keeping in mind the Indian Premier League (IPL) commitments of some of their players.
Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi, David Miller and Anrich Nortje have been picked in the squad for the three ODIs that will be held between April 2-7 but have been left out of the squad for the four T20 Internationals which will be played between April 10-16.
The IPL begins on April 9.
"In terms of an agreement between CSA and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), those players awarded Indian Premier League (IPL) contracts will be released early to join their respective teams," said a statement from Cricket South Africa while clarifying why the five have not been picked in the T20I side.