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Steyn, Tahir back in Proteas ODI squad

IANS  |  Johannesburg 

on Friday recalled veteran fast bowler and leg-spinner to the 16-man squad for the upcoming three-match One-day International (ODI) series against starting September 30.

Steyn, who last played an ODI in 2016, will return to the 50-over format following a lengthy injury-enforced break. The squad also included uncapped as the lone fresh face.

Jonker had scored an impressive 49 in his lone Twenty20 International match against

Steyn has declared his intention to be in South Africa's scheme of things for the ICC World Cup 2019, and this series will give him a good chance to prove his worth.

Tahir, who was rested from South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka, makes a return following steady performances in the (CPL) 2018.

Batsman Khaya Zondo has been included, while and have been rested with keen to try a variety of options ahead of next year.

Faf du Plessis, who sustained a shoulder niggle during the recent tour of Sri Lanka, is named in the squad but his participation is not entirely guaranteed as the is still in recovery, an International Council (ICC) statement said.

For the three T20Is, there are two new faces in Rassie van der Dussen and Gihahn Cloete, both batsmen, while quickie Kagiso Rabada has been rested.


ODIs: (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.

T20Is: (c), Gihahn Cloete, Junior Dala, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Robbie Frylinck, Imraan Tahir, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Lungisani Ngidi, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.



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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 19:44 IST