South Africa include uncapped duo in ODI squad

Rossouw has been in outstanding form with the bat as of late

Rossouw has been in outstanding form with the bat as of late

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South Africa have included uncapped batsman Rilee Rossouw and left-arm pace bowler Mthokozisi Shezi in their squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.

The pace duo of Marchant de Lange and Kyle Abbott have also been drafted into the side.

It was also announced that the Proteas’ regular pace trio of Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel will be rested for the series, but will return for the ODI tri-series against Zimbabwe and Australia.

Both Rossouw and Shezi were called up after performing extremely well for South Africa A.

“He [Rossouw] has also been a consistent performer in franchise cricket for some time and his selection is well deserved,” South Africa’s convener of selectors, Andrew Hudson, said. “The message is clear to all our players: if you perform at domestic level and then take it through to SA A level, you will be rewarded.”

South Africa squad for Zimbabwe ODIs: AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Rilee Rossouw, Mthokozisi Shezi

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