Brevis To Take Grand Stage At Australia’s White-ball Tour

During Australia’s white-ball tour of South Africa, which begins with the first of three Twenty 20 internationals at Kingsmead on Wednesday, Dewald Brevis will make his way onto cricket’s grand stage.

Brevis, 20, earned the moniker “Baby AB” because he moulded his style of play after that of former South African ace AB de Villiers.

His shirt bears the same number, 17, and he can hit massive sixes, especially in the region between midwicket and long-on.

In a local encounter last October, he hammered a South African T20 record score of 162 off 57 balls, but he has struggled to consistently succeed for franchise sides in four nations.


In the T20 series, Brevis is anticipated to make his international debut.

He must live up to the early expectations placed on him in order to qualify for the 50-over Cricket World Cup, which will be held in India in October and November.

Brevis is one of an 18-man team that will play five one-day international matches after the T20s.

Only 15 athletes will participate in the World Cup.

Expectations will always exist, he acknowledged. “Pressure is constantly present; I feel it, but I enjoy it.

I merely want people to become familiar with me as Dewald Brevis and observe how I conduct myself.

Many other athletes from both teams will be eager to stake out the World Cup.

Due to the absence of Australia’s top fast bowlers for the T20 series, newcomers Spencer Johnson, Sean Abbott, and Nathan Ellis will have the chance to make an impression before participating in the one-day series.

After being handicapped by injuries at the beginning of his career, Johnson deserved to be selected, according to Australian batsman Travis Head.

“He swings the ball while bowling quickly. He has the ability to win games.

Aaron Hardie, an all-around player, will aim to maximise his first call-up to represent his country abroad.

Gerald Coetzee, a 22-year-old fast bowler from South Africa, has seen a meteoric climb to fame and will make his T20 debut after participating in two Test matches and two One-Day Internationals.

Succession of white balls

Tristan Stubbs, a hard-hitter, will have a chance to secure a World Cup spot in the white-ball series.

After Glenn Maxwell injured his ankle during practise in Durban, Matthew Wade was brought in as a last-minute replacement for the Australian T20 team.

International T20 teams:

Aiden Markram (captain), Temba Bavuma, Matthew Breetzke, Dewald Brevis, Gerald Coetzee, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Lizaad Williams, and Rassie van der Dussen are all members of South Africa.

Mitchell Marsh (captain), Sean Abbott, Jason Behrendorff, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Aaron Hardie, Travis Head, Josh Inglis, Spencer Johnson, Matt Short, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Matthew Wade, and Adam Zampa are all members of the Australian team.


First T20 international, Durban, 30 August

September 1, Durban, second T20 international

Third T20 international on September 3 in Durban

First One-Day International, Bloemfontein, September 7

Second one-day international, September 9, Bloemfontein

Third One-Day International, Potchefstroom, September 12

Fourth One-Day International, Centurion, September 15

Additionally read Brevis’s reflections on lifestyle and his ‘fanboy’ IPL experience.

Fifth one-day international, Johannesburg, September 17

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