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No further positive Covid-19 Proteas tests, but that’s the only good news …

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has announced that the Proteas have returned no positive Covid-19 results in their third round of testing since their arrival in Cape Town for their limited-overs tour against England starting on Friday.

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The two players who tested positive last week were not part of the group tested and remain in isolation and are being monitored closely. They are reported to be progressing well and are in good health.

The Proteas conducted their fourth and final round of testing on Thursday morning with the results expected on Thursday evening.

CSA’s Chief Medical Officier, Dr Shuaib Manjra, confirmed that if any player – from either the Proteas or the England squad – tests positive on Thursday, the opening T20 will in all likelihood be cancelled.

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In other Proteas news, all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has been ruled out of the England tour due to a hamstring injury.

Pretorius’ injury occurred during a team practice session at Newlands and is expected to take three to four weeks to heal. No replacement will be summoned.

Meanwhile, South Africa ‘A’ coach, Malibongwe Maketa, has joined the Proteas camp as extra cover to assist the team.

The Proteas v England tour will consist of three T20 Internationals and three One-Day Internationals in Cape Town and Paarl.

SQUADS:

Proteas (updated)

Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Faf du Plessis, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla , Jon-Jon Smuts, Glenton Stuurman, Pite van Biljon, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne

England

Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood

PROTEAS V ENGLAND T20 AND ODI FIXTURES:

Friday, November 27: 1st T20I South Africa v England, Newlands – 18:00

Sunday, November 29: 2nd T20I South Africa v England, Boland Park, Paarl – 14:30

Tuesday, December 1: 3rd T20I South Africa v England, Newlands – 18:00

Friday, December 4: 1st ODI South Africa v England, Newlands – 13:00

Sunday, December 6: 2nd ODI South Africa v England, Boland Park, Paarl – 10:00

Wednesday, December 9: 3rd ODI South Africa v England, Newlands – 13:00

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