The final line-up of the squad for the upcoming home T20I series includes Du Plessis and Rabada.
Faf du Plessis, the former captain of South Africa and Kagiso Rabada, a left-handed fast-bowler officially rejoins the squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Australia.
Du Plessis is a right-handed middle-order batsman who has played for Lancashire, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Rising Pune Supergiants, and the Melbourne Renegades while Rabada is also a South African cricketer who became the youngest bowler to take a total of 150 wickets in Tests.
Anrich Nortje, Reeza Hendricks, Beuran Hendricks, and Sisanda Magala also returns to the squad while Temba Bavuma's availability is yet to determine. Bavuma is set to undergo scans due to an injury sustained during the T20Is against England.
‘As a selection panel, we are happy with the team that we have finalised for the Australia tour. We are confident that the return of Kagiso (Rabada) and Anrich (Nortje) will provide the boost that the bowling unit needs in order to return to its dangerous ways and that the experience of Faf (du Plessis) will add an extra dimension to the batting unit's already fledgeling prowess’, Cricket South Africa (CSA) independent selector Linda Zondi stated.
South Africa T20I Squad: Quinton de Kock (c/wk), Temba Bavuma (subject to fitness) Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klaasen
The three-match T20I series against the Aussies will officially start on February 21 at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. To learn more about T20Is, check out Betwala’s page for more information.
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