JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Batsman Rassie van der Dussen is a new cap in South Africa s 14-guy squad named Thursday for the first two one-day internationals against Pakistan, starting on January 19.

Van der Dussen, 29, has featured for the South African Twenty20 worldwide team and become the main scorer inside the latest Mzansi extremely good League T20 tournament.

5 one-day internationals against Pakistan and 5 more against Sri Lanka are South Africa s final one-day engagements earlier than the Cricket world Cup in England and Wales that starts on might also 30.


train Ottis Gibson indicated in advance inside the season that he would love the Pakistan and Sri Lanka matches to be successfully a warm-up for the world Cup squad but choice convener Linda Zondi said on Thursday there was nevertheless a degree of experimentation.

"We need to observe all the alternatives available to us as we get towards deciding on our very last squad for the sector Cup," said Zondi.

He stated Van der Dussen and fast bowler Dane Paterson, recalled to the only-day squad for the primary time considering that 2017, had been gamers who've been "knocking strongly at the door in all codecs".

Zondi stated other players may want to get possibilities inside the closing three matches in opposition to Pakistan.

Batsman JP Duminy and rapid bowler Lungi Ngidi had been now not considered due to injury.

South African squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Heinrich Klaasen (wkt), David Miller, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.


January 19, Port Elizabeth

January 22, Durban

January 25, Centurion

January 27, Johannesburg

January 30, Cape city.