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The South Africa A cricket team is a national cricket team representing South Africa. It is the second-tier of international South African cricket, below the full South Africa national cricket team. Matches played by South Africa A are not Test matches or One Day Internationals, instead receiving first-class and List A classification respectively. Khaya Zondo is the current captain of the side.[1]

South Africa A
Personnel
CaptainKhaya Zondo
Team information
Founded1992
History
First-class debutEngland A
in January 1994
Official website:Official Website

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HistoryEdit

South Africa A played their first match in January 1994, a five-day first-class contest against the touring England A cricket team.

South Africa A have played a number of series, both home and away against other national A teams, and competed against other first-class opposition. Their first tour was to Zimbabwe in 1994–95, when they played three first-class matches and three one-day matches, including one match against Zimbabwe A. They played their first Twenty20 in November 2009, facing an England XI as part of the English tour of South Africa.

CaptainsEdit

South Africa A cricket captains
Number Name Year Opposition Location Matches
1 Jimmy Cook 1993–94 England A   South Africa 1
2 Mark Rushmere 1994–95 Various   Zimbabwe 6
3 Dale Benkenstein 1995–96 Zimbabwe A   South Africa 1
1997–98 West Indies A   South Africa 6
1998 Sri Lanka A   Sri Lanka 7
1999–2000 Sri Lanka A   South Africa 5
2000 Various   West Indies 8
2001–02 Australians   South Africa 1
2002–03 Sri Lankans   Sri Lanka 1
4 John Commins 1995–96 England XI   South Africa 1
1996 Various   England 10
1996–97 Indians   South Africa 1
5 Gerhardus Liebenberg 1995–96 Essex   England 1
6 Nic Pothas 1998–99 West Indies   South Africa 1
7 Gerald Dros 2000 Windward Islands   West Indies 1
2001–02 India A   South Africa 2
2002–03 Australia A   Australia 5
8 Hylton Ackerman 2001–02 Indians   South Africa 1
2001–02 Kenya   South Africa 1
2001–02 India A   South Africa 2
9 Daryll Cullinan 2001–02 Australians   South Africa 1
2002–03 Pakistanis   South Africa 1
10 Neil McKenzie 2002–03 Australia A   South Africa 6
2002–03 Bangladeshis   South Africa 1
2002–03 Sri Lankans   South Africa 1
2002–03 The Rest   South Africa 5
2003–04 West Indians   South Africa 1
2007–08 West Indians   South Africa 1
11 Gary Kirsten 2002–03 Pakistanis   South Africa 1
12 Graeme Smith 2002–03 Zimbabwe   Zimbabwe 3
13 Nicky Boje 2002–03 Australia A   Australia 5
14 Ashwell Prince 2003–04 Australia A   South Africa 5
2004 Zimbabwe A   Zimbabwe 5
2004–05 New Zealand A   South Africa 6
2004–05 England XI   South Africa 1
15 Boeta Dippenaar 2004–05 England XI   South Africa 1
2006–07 Zimbabwe Select XI   Zimbabwe 2
2007–08 India A   India 3
2007–08 New Zealanders   South Africa 1
16 Jacques Rudolph 2005–06 Various   Sri Lanka 4
2005–06 Triangular A Team Tournament   Sri Lanka 5
2005–06 New Zealanders   South Africa 2
17 Robin Peterson 2006–07 Zimbabwe   Zimbabwe 3
18 Ahmed Amla 2008–09 Sri Lanka A   South Africa 3
19 Alviro Petersen 2008–09 Sri Lanka A   South Africa 5
20 Justin Ontong 2009–10 England XI   South Africa 1
21 Hendrik Steyn 2015–16 Zimbabwe   South Africa 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Zondo ready for challenging A Triangular Series". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 26 July 2017.

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