Bjorn Fortuin, the 22-year-old Highveld Lions spin bowling All-Rounder, will have his first opportunity to play for South Africa 'A' in the two Four-Day matches against Australia 'A' next month
"The SA "A" side had a disappointing tour of England," commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) selection convener, Linda Zondi.
"This series together with the following Four-Day series against India 'A' is a very important one".
Fortuin did very well for the SA Emerging Squad against their Sri Lanka counterparts last year when he took 12 wickets in the first match & he played a pivotal role with both bat & ball in them winning the series. Fortuin has also been a regular for the Lions Franchise for some time now.
The selectors have also named the squad for the triangular one-day series against Australia 'A' and India 'A'
South Africa 'A' four-day squad (to play Australia 'A'):
Aiden Markram (Titans, captain), Junior Dala (Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (Highveld Lions), Beuran Hendricks (Highveld Lions), Reeza Hendricks (Highveld Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Titans), David Miller (Knights), Wayne Parnell (Cape Cobras), Dane Paterson (Cape Cobras), Dane Piedt (Cape Cobras), Dwaine Pretorius (Highveld Lions), Omphile Ramela (Highveld Lions), Rudi Second (Knights), Jason Smith (Cape Cobras), Khaya Zondo (Dolphins)
South Africa 'A' one-day squad (to play in triangular against Australia 'A' and India 'A'):
Khaya Zondo (Dolphins, captain), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Junior Dala (Titans), Henry Davids (Titans), Beuran Hendricks (Highveld Lions), Reeza Hendricks (Highveld Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Titans), Aiden Markram (Titans), Mangaliso Mosehle (Highveld Lions), Wiaan Mulder (Highveld Lions), Dane Paterson (Cape Cobras), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Dwaine Pretorius (Highveld Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Jason Smith (Cape Cobras) ...
Adam Wiffen came within one run of scoring a T20 century for Worcestershire Seconds after being drafted in as a replacement for the injured Zen Malik against Northamptonshire Seconds in a double header at Wantage Road.
Wiffen was given his first chance at T20 level after Zen Malik suffered a finger injury when bowling for Wolverhampton in a weekend Birmingham League match and was forced to pull out.
He made a reasonable start to his County T20 career by top-scoring with 29 against a powerful Northants line-up who won the opening match by six wickets.
But it was in Game Two that Wiffen excelled as Worcestershire went down by 15 runs, hitting 99 0ff 61 balls with two sixes and 12 fours.
Well batted Adam.
Good luck with your county selection.