Johannesburg: South Africa's selectors have expressed confidence in the players that won the Test series in New Zealand 1-0 and named an unchanged squad for the tour of England in July and August. South Africa will aim to challenge England's No. 1 Test ranking during the three-match series.
"The players fully deserve a vote of confidence after the outstanding manner in which they outplayed New Zealand away from home," Andrew Hudson, the convenor of selectors, said. "We are now building up excellent depth in both the batting and bowling departments. This was highlighted by JP Duminy's century when he was called up as an 11th hour replacement for Jacques Kallis.
"I believe most other countries would be very happy to have the fast bowling resources we have at the moment. Marchant de Lange has been most impressive since his outstanding debut against Sri Lanka while Lonwabo Tsotsobe gives us a left-arm option. Consistency has also been one of the key pillars of our selection policy and this is also contributing to our success on the field."