South Africa Name Unchanged Test Squad vs Zimbabwe

World No. 1 South Africa will play a one-off Test versus Zimbabwe. Hashim Amla will lead the team.

updated: July 29, 2014 19:22 IST
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South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla (L) celebrates with teammates.

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Cricket South Africa on Tuesday named an unchanged Proteas squad for the one-off Test match against Zimbabwe next month. Hashim Amla will lead the team while AB De Villiers will be the vice-captain.

"The Proteas have earned a vote of confidence," commented CSA selection convener Andrew Hudson. "We will be naming the ODI squad for the three-match series against Zimbabwe next week and will give consideration to resting a couple of players. We will, however, be sending our full-strength ODI squad for the following triangular series against Zimbabwe and Australia."

In Colombo on Sunday, a gritty South African tail fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to snatch a nerve-jangling draw in the second Test and seal a historic 1-0 series win. The series victory propelled South Africa to the top of world Test ranking ahead of Australia and also ended their 21-year-old jinx on the island.

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