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South Africa announce 16-man squad for West Indies Tests; Temba Bavuma to lead, Marco Jansen rested

South Africa men’s red-ball coach Shukri Conrad announced the 16-member squad for the upcoming two-match Test series against the West Indies starting August 7 in Trinidad. Temba Bavuma has returned to lead the Proteas Test side after missing the second game against India earlier this year in January. Most of the first-choice squad is back after skipping the New Zealand series owing to SA20 commitments with three players retained from the second-string side that played against the BlackCaps.

David Bedingham, who has been in smashing form in the County Championship, has retained his spot while 35-year-old pacer Dane Paterson and off-spinner Dane Piedt too have kept their places. Opening batter Matthew Breetzke has earned his maiden Test call-up following his exploits in the domestic four-day competition that saw him score 322 runs at an average of 46. Breetzke is probably Dean Elgar’s replacement as a backup batter in the squad while Tristan Stubbs has also been retained in the red-ball side.

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