Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed a revised Proteas squad after the latest round of Covid-19 testing ahead of their two-Test series against Sri Lanka.
The squad of 17 was missing the names of Keegan Petersen and Beuran Hendricks.
Neither player entered the tour bubble when the playing group convened on Saturday after two positive Covid-19 results were detected last week. CSA cannot, for reasons of doctor-patient confidentiality, name who the infected players are.
The series starts on Boxing Day, Saturday, December 26 in Centurion with the first ball due to be delivered at 10:00.
The latest round of testing resulted in no new Covid-19 positive results, meaning the squad is now cleared to begin training in preparation for the series.
The second and final Test at the Wanderers in Johannesburg will be played from January 3-7.
REVISED 17-MAN SOUTH AFRICA SQUAD:
Quinton de Kock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Sarel Erwee, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Dwaine Pretorius, Migael Pretorius, Lutho Sipamla, Glenton Stuurman, Rassie van der Dussen, Raynard van Tonder, Kyle Verreynne