Kyle Abbott and Mthokozisi Shezi have both been retained in the Proteas squad for the Triangular ODI Series against Zimbabwe and Australia to be played in Harare next week. They take the places of Vernon Philander (hamstring) and Beuran Hendricks (back) who have both been ruled out through injury. Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel both re-join the squad after being rested during the three-match ODI Series against Zimbabwe.
“Kyle impressed in the three matches he played against Zimbabwe while Mthokozisi, who also did well on his debut today, is a like-for-like replacement for Beuran. It was also pleasing to see Marchant De Lange resume his international career so well after a lengthy injury break and he underlines the tremendous depth we have to our fast bowling resources at the moment,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) selection chief, Andrew Hudson. The Triangular Series starts on Monday with South Africa playing their opening match against Australia next Wednesday.