South Africa will start preparing for their upcoming tours of India and Bangladesh with a spin bowling camp. Nicky Boje and Paul Adams, both veteran Test spinners, will supervise the camp in Pretoria starting next week.
Alongside the spin camp, there will be one for batsmen. HD Ackerman and Neil Johnson will be the coaches. JP Duminy is in the batting camp. (India to Tour Zimbabwe for Three ODIs and Two T20s in July)
"This annual camp has particular significance this year," commented Vinnie Barnes, CSA High Performance Manager. (Kohli Ready With his Vision for Indian Cricket)
"If one looks at our international fixture list for the second half of the year, we have the Proteas playing away Test Series in both Bangladesh and India while South Africa A will be playing both four-day unofficial Tests and a triangular one-day series in India.
"Spin bowling obviously plays an important part on the sub-continent so it is important that we prepare players properly, particularly those who have little or no experience of playing in that part of the world."
The camp will also be attended by some of South Africa's less experienced batsmen who will be representing these various squads. Some Proteas batsmen have also been asked to attend in preparation for the tour of Bangladesh.
"Our under-19 squad struggled during their recent tour to Bangladesh where they will be defending their ICC World title next year so we are also involving players at this level," Barnes said.
Spin bowlers: Aaron Phangiso (bizhub Highveld Lions), Ruben Klaasen (Northerns), Bjorn Fortuin (Gauteng), Tshepo Ntuli (Free State), Dane Piedt (Cape Cobras), George Linde (Cape Cobras), Shaun von Berg (The Unlimited Titans), Sean Whitehead (Free State/SA U-19), Ndudoza Mfoza (KZN Coastal/SA U-19), Tshepiso Ndwandwa (CSA Fort Hare Academy), Lizo Makhoso (EP Academy)
Batsmen: Temba Bavuma (bizhub Highveld Lions), Rudi Second (Knights), Theunis de Bruyn (The Unlimited Titans), Omphile Ramela (Cape Cobras), Gihahn Cloete (Knights), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Reeza Hendricks (Knights), Rivaldo Moonsamy (Northerns/SA U-19), Dean Foxcroft (Northerns/SA U-19), Wiaan Mulder (Gauteng/SA U-19), Dayyaan Galiem (WP/SA U-19)