October 7, 2002

Four changes to South African squad against Bangladesh

With the national selectors still juggling to find the correct balance for the South African squad, four changes have been made to play against Bangladesh in the third Standard Bank One-Day International in Kimberley on Wednesday (D/N).

Robin Peterson, completing a successful weekend in the SuperSport Series, returns to the squad after being left out of the first two internationals. He was a late inclusion in the recent tournament in Sri Lanka after an injury to Nicky Boje.

Ashwell Prince, after a good series against Australia `A' and Bangladesh, receives his first call-up to the one-day squad. Prince has played in three test matches.

Steve Elworthy once again finds himself back in the squad. In and out of the squad since 1999 Elworthy has never been given the chance to establish himself in the team. His selection could have something to do with the exclusion of injured Mfuneko Ngam. Ngam's chances of regaining fitness before the World Cup seem fairly remote.

Surprise exclusion from the squad is Lance Klusener. Klusener, who has been having a lean period with the bat, joins his fellow KwaZulu-Natal teammates, Errol Stewart and Dale Benkenstein, on the trip back to Durban.

Jonty Rhodes, after a rest, returns to the team.

Martin van Jaarsveld who did not manage to get a chance to bat in his debut at Benoni on Sunday has been retained.

The full squad is:

Shaun Pollock KwaZulu-Natal (captain)
Mark Boucher Border (vice captain)
Boeta Dippenaar Free State
Allan Donald Free State
Steve Elworthy Northerns
Herschelle Gibbs Western Province
Jacques Kallis Western Province
Makhaya Ntini Border
Robin Peterson Eastern Province
Ashwell Prince Western Province
Jonty Rhodes KwaZulu-Natal
Graeme Smith Western Province
Martin van Jaarsveld Northerns