New Delhi: South Africa on Friday named an unchanged squad for the remaining two Test matches of the series against England.
However, Dale Steyn, who's not included in the 16-member squad, is expected to be fit in time to play the third Test at Johannesburg starting January 14. But Steyn will have to prove his fitness ahead of the match at the Wanderers Stadium.
On Wednesday, the fast bowler resumed bowling at nets and tweeted
Start bowling again today #lekker
— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 5, 2016
The 32-year-old right-arm fast-bowler missed the second Test at Cape Town due to a shoulder injury, which he sustained during the Boxing Day match.
South Africa lost the first Test at Durban by 241 runs with the hosts missing the second-ranked bowler in their armoury. Then, drew the high-soaring second Test at Cape Town, which also witnessed the steping down of Hashim Amla as the captain on the final day of the match.
South Africa also announced their One-Day International squad for the England series and largely stuck with the same ODI squad that beat India 3-2 last November, left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso left out and batsman Rilee Rossouw brought back in.
They will play a five-match ODI series which starting next month.
AB de Villiers will now lead both the sides.
Test squad: AB de Villiers (captain), Dean Elgar, Stiaan van Zyl, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma, JP Duminy, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada, Kyle Abbott, Dane Piedt, Chris Morris, Hardus Viljoen.
ODI squad: AB de Villiers (captain), Abbott, Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn.