Lions seamer Beuran Hendricks has earned his first Proteas national contract.
He’s the only new name on the national men's contracted player list for the 2020-21 season, whilst there are players on the list who will go into the new season having upgraded their status over the past season.
Anrich Nortje, Rassie van der Dussen and Dwaine Pretorius are all examples of players who did exactly that and all three have been contracted for the 2020-21 season.
Top-order batsman Theunis de Bruyn has been dropped from the contract list, while Dale Steyn, who remains available in white-ball formats, has been excluded and Hashim Amla and Vernon Philander have retired. Other players to miss out on national contracts include Pieter and Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klaasen, JJ Smuts, and Zubayr Hamza.
Faf du Plessis, who stood down as Test and T20 captain last month, has been re-contracted and remains available to play for South Africa in all formats, suggesting his retirement is at least a year away.