Dale Steyn, who was sick at some level of South Africa’s Boxing Day Take a look at, joins a dauntless pack of swiftly bowlers within the squad picked to play India rapidly after the New Twelve months. Allrounder Chris Morris has recovered from a groin injury to be piece of the 15-member squad that will perchance perchance also assemble in Cape Town on Tuesday.
Faf du Plessis, who might perhaps perchance perchance also not play in opposition to Zimbabwe earlier this week due to a viral infection, will steal reduction the captaincy from AB de Villiers. South Africa get chosen to not call a reserve wicketkeeper which implies they suspect about Quinton de Kock should composed pull up properly from his hamstring stress by the level the principle ball is bowled on January 5.
Morris has not executed world cricket since July, when he picked up a reduction injury at some level of the tour of England. He came reduction to bolt earlier this month within the Ram Slam T20 occasion, but injure his groin whereas taking part in the final. He took 4 for Thirteen as his franchise, the Titans, had been crowned champions. Morris was left out of the squad for the inaugural 4-day, day-night Take a look at but was within the dressing room in Port Elizabeth when South Africa wrapped up victory inner two days.
Andile Pehlukwayo is the assorted allrounder within the facet, which has been picked just appropriate for the principle Take a look at. Also included is left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj, who took a five-wicket haul as not too long ago as Wednesday. Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander spherical off South Africa’s battery of tempo bowlers. Theunis de Bruyn, who was reserve batsman when South Africa confronted Zimbabwe, retains his dwelling. Rapid bowler Duanne Olivier is the most tasty man to miss out.