Proteas supporters look forward eagerly to the upcoming tour by England. But, with the team announced by Cricket South Africa, a lot of them feel dismayed. AB de Villiers isn’t on the list of players. Morris is also missing, but he suffered an injury, which seems reasonable.
Proteas cricket team against England named – no AB de Villiers
The Cricket South Africa Instagram account shared the team for the Proteas who face off against England. The caption read, “What do you think of the 24-man #Proteas squad for the inbound tour vs England? #SAvENG.” Of course, plenty of people noted that AB de Villiers is absent. Others talked about Morris with his injury. And,
santosh_7696 lamented, “Where is Dale Steyn 🙄🙄.”
Another notable name left off the Protea list includes Aiden Markram. @kionne_moore wrote, “Love the new squad but my favorite player isn’t there @aidenmarkram 😢” And, @samiracharya_17 agreed, writing, “what the h*ll they are doing with Aiden🤒seriously he is a good talent.” But, most people talked about AB De Villiers not playing against the England team.
AB de Villiers is with Royal Challengers Bangalore
Right now, AB remains with the RCB. There, on November 6th, Virat Kohli’s RCB in IPL 2020 came to an end. AB de Villiers. the lone fighter with the bat, scored 56 off 43 balls to guide his team to a respectable total on the scoreboard.” But it remains their “fifth successive defeat,” according to India.com. And, that might explain why another Instagram user, @yusufpahad2006 feels the Proteas don’t need him. He wrote, “the youngsters did really good against Australia. We need to stop using the old players.”
Of course, AB might not feature on the Protea’s cricket list out of personal choice. On November 1st, he declined playing for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League. Cricket Times reported that he opted out of that because of family concerns. He spoke about his “baby” arriving “very soon.” And, he added, “with a young, growing family, and the uncertainty around travel and conditions due to Covid-19, we reluctantly decided it wasn’t going to be this season.”
“India head coach Ravi Shastri believes the time is right for de Villiers to end his retirement and return to play international cricket for South Africa,” according to the Hindustan Times. But, maybe AB just wants to kick back and enjoy being a new dad again.
The Proteas player list revealed
You can check out the list of the Proteas who face England in the post below.
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