Steyn and Morkel recalled for tri-series
South Africa have named a strong squad for the ODI tri-series in Zimbabwe, which also involves Australia, bringing back their premier fast bowlers, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel.
Vernon Philander's attempt to claim a permanent place in the ODI team suffered a setback as he was ruled out of the series with a hamstring injury. Fast bowler Beuran Hendricks also missed out due to a back problem. The injuries mean quick bowlers Kyle Abbott and Mthokozisi Shezi retained their places in the squad.
"Kyle impressed in the three matches he played against Zimbabwe while Mthokozisi, who also did well on his debut today, is a like-for-like replacement for Beuran," Andrew Hudson, the CSA selection chief, said. "It was also pleasing to see Marchant de Lange resume his international career so well after a lengthy injury break and he underlines the tremendous depth we have to our fast bowling resources at the moment."
The tri-series starts on August 25, and South Africa play their first match against Australia in Harare on August 27.
Squad: AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla (vc), Kyle Abbott , Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Rilee Rossouw, Mthokozisi Shezi, Dale Steyn