South Africa retain winning Test squad for Zimbabwe

South Africa have retained their victorious Test squad for the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Harare starting August 9. South Africa regained their No.1 Test ranking after three months when they beat Sri Lanka 1-0 in the two-Test series that concluded on Monday.

It was Hashim Amla's first Test series as full-time captain, following the retirement of Graeme Smith. South Africa will play a three-match bilateral ODI series with Zimbabwe following the Test and stay back for a tri-series, also involving Australia.

"The Proteas have earned a vote of confidence," said Cricket South Africa selection convener Andrew Hudson. "We will be naming the ODI squad for the three-match series against Zimbabwe next week and will give consideration to resting a couple of players.

"We will, however, be sending our full-strength ODI squad for the following triangular series against Zimbabwe and Australia."

South Africa last played a Test series in Zimbabwe back in 2001.