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Klassen among 3 new faces in Proteas T20I squad

IANS  |  Johannesburg 

Cricket (CSA) on Tuesday reposed faith on explosive wicketkeeper-batsman by including him along with and as the three new faces for the three-match T20I series against that begins here on Sunday.

will lead the side in the absence of Faf du Plessis, who continues his recovery from a finger fracture that has kept him out since the first ODI on February 1.

With the Test series against starting five days after the third and final T20I, have chosen to rest a number of players including Aiden Markram, and the frontline Test-match fast bowlers.

Imran Tahir, South Africa's first-choice white-ball legspinner, has also been rested, with CSA selection panel convener saying the selectors wanted to give and more of an opportunity to test their squad options.

Young batsman Jonker and fast bowler Dala are yet to play for while Klaasen made his international debut during the ongoing ODI series against

South Africa T20I squad: (Captain), Farhaan Behardien, Junior Dala, AB de Villiers, Reeza Hendricks, Christiaan Jonker, (WK), David Miller, Chris Morris, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi,



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 20:34 IST