SA squad -Champions Trophy

Posted on/at 5:22 PM by The Cricket Corollary

Cricket South Africa has named the squad for the Championships Trophy saying it would be trimmed to 15 closer to the start of the tournament.

Graeme Smith (capt) -recovering from elbow surgery, might be out for a few games

Johan Botha (vice-capt) -Will be the best captain ever during Biff's time out

Herschelle Gibbs -Currently playing for Glamorgan
Jacques Kallis

AB de Villiers
JP Duminy

Mark Boucher

Albie Morkel

Roelof van der Merwe

Wayne Parnell -Currently playing for Kent

Dale Steyn

Morne Morkel
Yusuf Abdulla

Hashim Amla -Playing for Essex

Makhaya Ntini

Justin Ontong

Robin Peterson
Lonwabo Tsotsobe -recovering from knee surgery
Charl Langeveldt -recovering from shoulder injury

Vaughn van Jaarsveld
-Currently playing for Kent

27 comments:

missy4ab said...

Vaughn is back, baby!

fordaluvofMorne said...

Do you think they will give Morne a game?

boncam said...

I hope so. They might squeeze him in if Biff will be out due to his elbow.

Purna said...

Makhaya's back...we also have Parnell, Steyn and Morne...how is this going to work!

boncam said...

There's too many talented players, who gets picked and who should they let go?

Well, Parnell & Steyn will be in the squad, they are after all the 2 best fast bowlers in the team.

If only ROFL can stake Jakes with a stump, then Morne could get in. Guys remember, Biff had elbow surgery, he might not be fit enough. (Then Botha will take over as captain...mhuhahahaa) This is another way for Snorkel to get in as well. Morne's lover can always drool over him on the bench. (As long as he is in sight, right?)

Its going to be a tough call, van Jaarsveld is back as well. Glad I'm not doing the last selection.

fordaluvofMorne said...

But when Morne's on the bench I can't take toilet breaks in case I miss him... makes my life difficult.

Yes i like the biff not being fit theory. As much as I love Makhaya... they should pick Morne over him...

Here is my team

1)AB - the guy is a genius
2)Gibbs – I like the way he thinks /plays
3)A.Morkel - no explanation needed- Boom Boom Pow!
4)Kallis- I don't like him but Albie is temperamental so we may need him for stability
5)Duminy -I feel sorry for him after the Pakistan T20 game
6)Boucher - we need a keeper
7)ROFL –gives us options and never stops trying
8)Botha* - much better captain then biff
9)M.Morkel- HE IS HOT
10)Steyn- strike bowler 1
11)Parnell- strike bowler 2

12th man -Lonwabo

boncam said...

I'd replace Kallis with Amla.

Purna said...

Good team Morne's lover. I say we send this to CSA and point out to them that the easiest solution to their selection problems is to break Bif's hand again :D

I hope Amla is back in form...he hasn't played in a while. Same with Makhaya. I am itching to see him in action again.

boncam said...

Yeah, Amla is back in form, check this out

http://tinyurl.com/nf586g

http://tinyurl.com/l5yqpr

Purna said...

Yay for Saffers in county cricket! Amla, Vaughn and Kemp all with centuries! Woohoo!

Ok you have me convinced. Let the sabotage begin. You ship Kallis over to me and I will make a nice Igloo home for him. He will never leave!

fordaluvofMorne said...

glad Amala is in form- i wish at times he was more attacking though.

purna- what do we do with Shamone?

Anonymous said...

Morne is eye candy. Hoping Smith will retire soon.

boncam said...

Glamorgan is playing Kent
Gibbs 36 (50)

Parnell 20-61-2-2 Econ 3.05

Go Kent! Just to add, Kemp took 3 catches and van Jaarsveld 1.

Purna said...

Are they showing it there Bon? Or are you following it elsewhere? I miss watching them on TV...:(

Morne's-lover, same here. I guess he will take his time though. His place in the team isn't exactly solid and with Gibbs, AB, Smith, Albie, Bouch all being attacking,I'm guessing he needs to be the rock.

Shamone...can't we find her another Protea to play with?

boncam said...

Unfortunately not. You can watch it live at cricinfo.com

Do you get to watch the Saffers in Canada? You can always watch them at supersport.com/cricket , when they're playing

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Purna said...

I have one cricket channel that so far has shown all SA games, thankfully. But ICC and IPL were on pay per view and I of course was not going to help Modi's money making scheme..so I watched them online :).

The cricket coverage in Canada is pretty measly...plus the time difference :(. Not that it matters. When they are on TV (and my Bangla boys) I am up 24 hrs!

boncam said...

Thank goodness for live streaming!

fordaluvofMorne said...

i know time difference sucks. I also have to stay up all night to watch my Morne. He is worth it

I miss seeing them too :(

meanwhile is there any way to find out who they will be playing and here in 2011?

boncam said...

Its too early for the 2011 games, but here is the schedule for the upcoming Eng tour to SA

13-11-2009 Proteas v Eng
Pro 20 18:00

15-11-2009 Proteas v Eng
Pro 20 14:30

20-11-2009 Proteas v Eng
ODI 14:30

22-11-2009 Proteas v Eng
ODI 10:00

27-11-2009 Proteas v Eng
ODI 14:30

29-11-2009 Proteas v Eng
ODI 10:00

04-12-2009 Proteas v Eng
ODI 14:30

16-12-2009 Proteas v Eng
Test 10:30

26-12-2009 Proteas v Eng
Test 10:30

boncam said...

http://beta.mnet.co.za/allaccess/Article.aspx?Id=19996

There is a vid on the CSA a golf day

boncam said...

The Kent boys are going strong!
1st innings Glamorgan 317
Kent 444/4
van Jaarsveld 96(141)
Kemp 53(73) not out
Then there's also Robert Key who is on 202(293) not out (Why wasnt he picked for the Ashes?)

Parnell still needs to bat. I want to see him make name as an all-rounder.

Purna said...

Thanks for the vid..it was great!

Hersch doesn't play golf?

AB is good at everything.. EVERYTHING!!!

Graeme and AB share a very odd relationship...not insinuating anything but they need to stop publicly acknowledging how good looking the other is!

boncam said...

Parnell didn't get to bat.
Glamorgan 50/3 2nd innings
Gibbs out for 4!
Parnie already took 2 wickets (Reese & Wright)

Purna said...

Parnie never gets to bat! The Batting Gods are against him :(.

boncam said...

Next time, one of these days Parnie will get his chance.

I added a new fairy BTW

Stani Army said...

Graeme Smith (capt) -recovering from an endless supply of food.