Stepthen Cook has been chosen as captain of the South African Invitation XI that will play India in a two-day tour match at Sahara Willowmoore Park on December 14 and 15.
"As always, these matches against international touring sides offer the opportunities for players to show their worth at a higher level," said SA Invitation XI coach, Vinnie Barnes according to an official Cricket South Africa press release.
"Several of them showed outstanding form in the opening round of Sunfoil Series fixtures. Stephen and Stiaan van Zyl both scored centuries while Temba Bavuma fell just short. Beuran Hendricks, Hardus Viljoen and Stephen Harmer were among the leading wicket-takers," he said.
South African Invitation XI: Stephen Cook (bizhub Highveld Lions, capt), Temba Bavuma (bizhub Highveld Lions), Andrew Birch (Chevrolet Warriors), Simon Harmer (Chevrolet Warriors), Beuran Hendricks (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Reeza Hendricks (Chevrolet Knights), Eddie Leie (bizhub Highveld Lions), Chris Morris (bizhub Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Chevrolet Knights), Yaseen Vallie (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Stiaan van Zyl (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Dane Vilas (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Hardus Viljoen (bizhub Highveld Lions).
Management team: Coach: Vinnie Barnes; Assistant coach: Geoffrey Toyana; Physiotherapist: Craig Govender; Video Analyst: Hendrikus Coertzen