Victor Mpitsang, convenor of selectors for the Proteas, is excited by Tristan Stubbs’ fearlessness. Stubbs has made his presence known in the world of cricket in no uncertain terms.

Due to Rassie van der Dussen’s injury-related absence from next month’s T20 World Cup, the door has been opened for Stubbs to shine in Australia.

Stubbs has so impressed Mpitsang that he believes the Grey High School alum is the embodiment of how Mark Boucher wants the Proteas to play cricket.

Mpitsang stated, “We’ve already witnessed his versatility and the manner in which he finishes innings; he’s playing the style of cricket that Mark has been discussing with the team.”

“He is young, thrilling, and fearless. He demonstrated this on the international stage as well as domestically.

“He has checked many boxes, including not being afraid to play for South Africa, and the team has enough experience to guide him.”

Aiden Markram, the T20 batter, and Aiden Markram, the Test batter, present a perplexing paradox.

Markram is unable to locate his off-stump in Test cricket, whereas his calculated, muscular batting has made him indispensable in the shortest form of the game.

Mpitsang, however, should not be concerned about Markram’s red-ball struggles because he is currently excelling in a different format.

Not in Twenty-20 cricket. There is the benefit of having him as an additional spinner, but his T20 record is remarkable,” Mpitsang said.

“His Test form is not a cause for concern, and since the World Cup he has demonstrated what a class act he is in this [T20] format.”

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