Dale Steyn has acquired a recall to South Africa’s Twenty20 International squad for the three-match series in opposition to England subsequent week, an indication he’s within the selectors’ ideas for the World Cup in Australia later within the 12 months.
The skilled Steyn has not performed for South Africa since March 2019, however has totally recovered from a shoulder damage and just lately featured for the Melbourne Stars in Australia’s home Big Bash league.
South Africa have rested batsman Faf du Plessis and quick bowler Kagiso Rabada for the series, whereas there is no such thing as a return but for AB de Villiers, who has made himself accessible for the World Cup that runs from Oct. 18-Nov. 15.
After robust home type, there are maiden name-ups for batsman, Pite van Biljon, 33, and seamer Sisanda Magala, 29, although the bowler should cross a health take a look at first.
“We have once again taken the opportunity to reward some of the hard workers of our domestic franchise system while some of our key senior players continue with their much-needed rest period,” South Africa’s director of cricket, Graeme Smith, stated in a press release on Saturday.
“We have again put our faith in Quinton de Kock to lead this group of exciting cricketers, picking up where he left off in India, where he showed exemplary leadership.”
The first T20 in opposition to England might be staged in East London on Wednesday, earlier than matches in Durban (Feb. 14) and Pretoria (Feb. 16).
Squad: Quinton de Kock (captain), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klaasen.
(Reporting By Nick Said; Editing by NEil Fullick)