Boeta Dippenaar will lead South Africa A on their tour of India beginning on September 13. Ashwell Prince and Hashim Amla, the other candidates, have indicated that they preferred to concentrate on their batting without the responsibility of captaincy.
Lions offspinner Werner Coetsee, Cobras allrounder Rory Kleinveldt and Dolphins left-arm seamer Yusuf Abdullah were the new faces that have been picked for the tour.
South Africa A are scheduled to play two four-day games and three limited-over games against India A. However, changes will be made to the squad after the four-day games because some of the players would be needed for the Test tour in Pakistan.
South Africa A: Morne van Wyk, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Boeta Dippenaar (capt), Hashim Amla, Justin Ontong, Ashwell Prince, Werner Coetsee, Dale Steyn, Thami Tsolekile, Friedel de Wet, Yusuf Abdullah, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt.