Dale Steyn Back in the South Africa ODI Squad After Two Years

Protecting the 2019 World Cup in view speedster Dale Steyn, who final performed a One-Day Worldwide again in 2016, has been named in South Africa’s 16-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI sequence in opposition to Zimbabwe, Cricket South Africa (CSA) introduced on Friday (September 14).Steyn’s recurring accidents have stored him out of the sport for lengthy stretches however the pacer, now totally match, has made his intentions to play an lively function in South Africa’s 2019 World Cup marketing campaign fairly clear.

South Africa have additionally handed a maiden ODI call-up to Christiaan Jonker. The 31-year-old batsman has a powerful Listing A report and seemed good within the lone Twenty20 Worldwide he was a part of earlier this 12 months in opposition to India the place he scored 49.

“The number of Christiaan Jonker is a part of the continued technique of our Imaginative and prescient 2019,” mentioned CSA Nationwide Choice Panel (NSP) convener Linda Zondi. “He had an excellent debut within the T20 format in opposition to India and we wish to see whether or not he can convert that ending kind into the longer white-ball format as effectively.”

Imran Tahir, who was rested for the Sri Lanka sequence, has been introduced again into the aspect together with Khaya Zondo. In the meantime, Quinton de Kock and David Miller, who stop first-class cricket earlier this week, have been rested with the selectors desirous to check out a wide range of choices forward of the World Cup subsequent 12 months.

Faf du Plessis has been named the captain of each the ODI and T20I squads however his availability will likely be topic to him being match. Du Plessis had suffered a shoulder harm throughout South Africa’s tour to Sri Lanka and has been making a gradual restoration since.

“Faf continues to make a restoration from the shoulder harm he suffered in Sri Lanka,” commented Dr. Mohammed Moosajee, the South African supervisor and workforce physician. “It’s a week by week case and a name will likely be made in the end.”

On recalling batsman Zondo, who had a very good marketing campaign with South Africa A in India lately, Zondi commented. “We have now additionally recalled Khaya Zondo to the ODI squad as one other a part of the pool broadening course of. He had an excellent quadrangular sequence for SA A in India in opposition to high-quality opposition, scoring our solely century and having a strike fee of 95.

“We nonetheless have ODI sequence after this one in opposition to Australia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as we get nearer to finalising our doubtless World Cup squad.”

South Africa will host Zimbabwe for 3 ODIs which will likely be performed between September 30 to October 6. That will likely be adopted by the three-match T20I sequence from October 9 by way of to October 14. The T20I squad sees two new faces in Rassie van der Dussen and Gihahn Cloete, whereas pacer Kagiso Rabada has been given a relaxation from the T20I squad with a view to managing his workload.

“We’re resting Kagiso Rabada from the T20 Collection as he has a really busy season forward of them,” mentioned Zondi.

ODI squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Khaya Zondo

T20I squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Gihahn Cloete, Junior Dala, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Robbie Frylinck, Imran Tahir, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Lungisani Ngidi, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen

Tour itinerary

September 30: 1st ODI, Diamond Oval, Kimberley (Day)
October 3: 2nd ODI, Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein (D/N)
October 6: third ODI, Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl (D/N)

October 9: 1st T20I, Buffalo Park, East London (D/N)
October 12: 2nd T20I, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom (D/N)
October 14: third T20I, Willowmoore Park, Benoni (Day)

First Revealed: September 14, 2018, 4:26 PM IST


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