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Cricket South Africa (CSA) today named Hollywoodbets Dolphin all-rounder Robbie Frylinck as a new cap in the Proteas T20 International squad for the two-match series against Bangladesh to be played next week.

“The selection of Robbie provides another opportunity to explore our depth in the important all-rounder position,” commented CSA National Selection Panel Convener Linda Zondi. “Apart from his bowling strengths he has a proven record as a finisher with the bat.”

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Wayne Parnell has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI Series against Bangladesh through injury. His place in the Proteas squad for the series will be taken by bizhub Highveld Lions all-rounder Wiaan Mulder.

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South Africa kept their collective foot on Bangladesh’s throat when they crushed their visitors by 10 wickets in the opening Momentum ODI at the Diamond Oval on Sunday.

Bangladesh, who won the toss and opted to bat first, posted what might have seemed a respectable total of 278/7 but in reality it was well short of where they needed to be. The Proteas only needed 17 runs for victory going into the final 10 overs and with all their wickets still intact they would probably have gone on to make somewhere close to 400 if they had needed to do so. 

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South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada has gained two slots to reach a career-best third position among bowlers in the ICC Test Player Rankings after his player of the match performance against Bangladesh in Bloemfontein which helped complete a 2-0 win in the two-Test series.

Rabada grabbed five wickets in each innings for an enviable match haul of 10 for 63 that helped his side to an innings and 254 runs victory. He made a notable improvement in the latest rankings, which also take into account the second Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Dubai, which Sri Lanka won by 68 runs on Tuesday to clinch the series 2-0. 

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It was the day for the senior Proteas players to make their mark as South Africa continued its domination of the second Sunfoil Test match against Bangladesh at the Mangaung Oval on Saturday.

By the close of day two the Proteas had taken a huge lead of 426 runs on the first innings to put Faf du Plessis in a position to enforce the follow on before the close of play.

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Proteas captain, Faf du Plessis, has called for ‘another dominant performance’  in the second Sunfoil Test match against Bangladesh starting at the Mangaung Oval on Friday. Du Plessis described the 333-run win in the first Test as ‘spotless’, and has urged his players for the same consistency to finish off the series on a high.

“We want another dominant performance,” Du Plessis said at his pre-match press conference in Bloemfontein on Thursday. “ If we are honest with ourselves, in conditions like this it is important that we do that against Bangladesh. Yes, on their day they can be dangerous but we need to keep pressure on them and restrict opportunities in the game where they can get on top of us. 

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Dane Paterson is the only new cap in the Standard Bank Proteas ODI squad for the Momentum ODI Series against Bangladesh to be played later this month. Morne Morkel could not be considered because of injury.

“Dane did very well in the T20 International Series against England earlier this year, particularly when it came to death bowling,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) National Selection Panel Convener Linda Zondi. “We now want to see if he can do a similar job in the 50 overs format.

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