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South Africa have drafted the uncapped trio of Heino Kuhn, Andile Phehlukwayo and Aiden Markram into their squad for the upcoming four-Test series against England.
Kuhn has represented South Africa in seven Twenty20 Internationals to date, while Phehlukwayo has played the same number of Twenty20 Internationals and 17 ODIs. As for Markram, he has yet to get his first taste of international cricket.
With the trio coming in, the Proteas have dropped opener Stephen Cook, all-rounder Wayne Parnell and spinner Dane Piedt.
Kuhn is likely to take Cook’s spot on the roster, while Markram is set to replace captain Faf du Plessis, who is currently awaiting the birth of his first child in South Africa.
If Du Plessis fails to return to England before the first Test begins at Lord’s on July 6, opening batsman Dean Elgar will take over the captaincy.
Elgar will also captain South Africa in their warm-up game against the England Lions in Worcester later this week.
South Africa’s Test Squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Dean Elgar, Heino Kuhn, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Duanne Olivier, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada