Kagiso Rabada, the pillar of South Africa’s pace attack, and former captain Faf du Plessis have come back to the T20I side for the forthcoming three-coordinate T20I arrangement against Australia, Cricket South Africa declared on Monday (February 17).
Anrich Nortje is included in the squad with Reeza Hendricks, Beuran Hendricks, and Sisanda Magala, who were part of the squad for the T20Is against England were not included.
Temba Bavuma, who did well in the T20Is against England but he left the field during the final T20I due to hamstring injury and will be out of action.
South Africa lost the arrangement to England by a 2-1 edge, with all games being close-battled experiences. The T20 arrangement might not have been won yet it was satisfying to see our batting unit play so well, Independent Selector Linda Zondi said.
They demonstrated a great deal of hostility, especially forthright, in each match which set a decent establishment for the remainder of the line-up to follow. The exceptional and aggressive batting approach from the guys that were served up bode very well for the future, particularly in the present moment as we start our chase vigorously for the T20 World Cup squad.
As a selection panel, we are content with the group that we have concluded for the Australia visit. We are certain that the arrival of Kagiso (Rabada) and Anrich (Nortje) will give the lift that the bowling unit needs so as to come back to its perilous ways and that the experience of Faf (du Plessis) will add an additional experience to the batting unit was stated by Zondi.
South Africa will play the first T20 game on February 21 in Johannesburg, and their second match will be held on 23rd Feb in Port Elizabeth, and the final match will be held on 26th in Cape Town.
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.