JP Duminy to captain South Africa for first time in T20 series against Australia

South African batsman J.P. Duminy would captain his team for the first time when they play a Twenty20 series against Australia in November.

JP Duminy to captain South Africa for first time in T20 series against Australia

Johannesburg: South African batsman J.P. Duminy would captain his team for the first time when they play a Twenty20 series against Australia in November.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday named South Africa's ODI and T20 squads for their upcoming series in New Zealand and Australia. Duminy would captain South Africa with regular T20 skipper Faf du Plessis rested.

The selectors have also named three new caps Reeza Hendricks, Rilee Rossouw and Kagiso Rabada in South Africa's T20 squad, Sport24 reported.

Fast bowler Marchant de Lange would also play his first T20 international in more than two years, having recovered from a succession of injury issues.

CSA selection convener Andrew Hudson said that they have decided to rest some of their core senior players who are involved in all three formats, adding that it is the only opportunity South Africa has to ease their workload in what is going to be a very busy and intense summer season.

Hudson also said that all three new caps have done well for South Africa A and Rossouw recently made his international ODI debut as well.

Meanwhile, Vernon Philander, who missed the triangular ODI series in Zimbabwe through injury, has returned to South Africa squad for the ODI series against New Zealand and Australia.

Kyle Abbott retained his place as Beuran Hendricks, the man whom he replaced, remains on the sidelines with a long-term injury.

Hudson further said that they are very happy with the progress and momentum the team has established over the last couple of months, first in Sri Lanka and then in Zimbabwe.

South Africa's ODI squad is: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis , Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Vernon Philander, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn

South Africa's T20 squad is: JP Duminy (captain), Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, David Wiese.

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