Lizaad Williams will take the place of Glenton Stuurman in South Africa’s Test lineup against Australia. Stuurman injured his abdominal muscle while playing in a domestic game.
The next Test series will play between South Africa and Australia. Glenton Stuurman, the fast bowler, will miss out due to an abdominal muscle injury. Stuurman was injure while participating for the Warriors in a first-class domestic competition over the weekend. Lizaad Williams, another unproven pacer like Stuurman, has been called up for the Test series in Australia.
As a Covid substitute, Stuurman appeared in two Test matches for South Africa. One was against New Zealand on the road in February, while the other was against Bangladesh at home in April. Williams also took three wickets in South Africa’s two Test matches this year against Bangladesh.
Williams got six wickets in a first-class domestic encounter last week for the Titans against the Knights. He had competed in county Northamptonshire sporting competitions during the English summer. He was a member of South Africa’s white-ball squad. Even though he did not play, he was present in England in July.
In a pre-game encounter, South Africa will face a Cricket Australia XI.
With the exception of Temba Bavuma, every South African Test player was rested ahead of the series in Australia. At least one domestic red ball match will be played by Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje. Bavuma has been granted some time off after a disappointing T20 World Cup performance. Nortje has been granted a No-Objection Certificate, and Rabada’s workload is being monitored. To compete in the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament from November 23 to December 4.
In order to be ready for the series. South Africa will play against Cricket Australia XI on December 9 in Brisbane. The first test starts on December 17 at the Gabba. And then there are tests on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day in Melbourne and Sydney, respectively. To participate in the next World Test Championship final, South Africa must win the series.