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Rested Steyn, De Kock return for last three ODIs against Pakistan

Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn, who were rested for the first two games, return to the South Africa squad for the remainder of the ODI Series against Pakistan, starting with the third ODI at SuperSport Park on Friday.

The selectors have also called up left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks who is uncapped in the 50 overs format but has previously represented the Proteas in T20 International matches.

Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson and Heinrich Klaasen are the three players to drop out.

“We are very happy with the depth of our fast bowling resources,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) National Selection Panel (NSP) convener Linda Zondi, “particularly if you consider that Lungi Ngidi is still on the road back from injury and we also want to have a look at Anrich Nortje when he is fully recovered.

“At the same time we want to explore all the options that are available to us and Beuran will be able to offer variety to our attack.

“We are well aware of what Duanne, Dane and Heinrich have to offer and in the case of Duanne we are mindful of the amount of bowling he has done at the top level over the past month and we want to give him a break ahead of the Test Series against Sri Lanka.

“For the same reason we will be looking to rest Kagiso Rabada for the entire T20 international series,” concluded Mr. Zondi.

South Africa leveled the ODI series against Pakistan 1-1 on Tuesday with three matches to go.

Proteas ODI squad (for remaining three games against Pakistan): Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock , Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.

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