Cricket South Africa (CSA) today added Stephen Cook to South Africa’s squad for the final Test match against England, starting at SuperSport Park on Friday. The Highveld Lions opening batsman currently tops the Sunfoil Series batting averages with 415 runs at an average of 83 including two centuries. His father, Jimmy, played in three Test matches against India and Sri Lanka between 1992 and 1993.
CSA Selection Convener Linda Zondi says: ‘Stephen has been in excellent form this season and gives us another option at the top of the order.’
Proteas Test squad: AB De Villiers (Titans, capt), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Temba Bavuma (Highveld Lions), Stephen Cook (Highveld Lions), Quinton De Kock (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Faf Du Plessis (Titans), Dean Elgar (Titans), Morne Morkel (Titans), Chris Morris (Titans), Dane Piedt (Cape Cobras), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Knights), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras), Stiaan Van Zyl (Cape Cobras), Hardus Viljoen (Highveldl Lions).