South Africa Call Up Rilee Rossouw, Mthokozisi Shezi

Marchant de Lange bowls
Marchant de Lange has been recalled to the ODI squad, which contains two new caps
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South Africa have named uncapped batsman Rilee Rossouw and fast bowler Mthokozisi Shezi in their One-Day International squad to take on Australia and Zimbabwe from later this month.

South Africa play three One-Day Internationals in Zimbabwe before playing against both Australia and Zimbabwe in an ODI tri-series.

Batsman Rossouw has been brought in to the squad to replace Jacques Kallis, who announced his retirement from international cricket last week.

Shezi comes into the squad along with fellow fast bowlers Kyle Abbott and Marchant de Lange as Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander and Dale Steyn are rested.

"Rilee is coming off a very impressive South Africa A series in Australia in which he scored 337 runs at an average of 48 with a strike rate of 96," Cricket South Africa (CSA) selection convener, Andrew Hudson explained.

"He has also been a consistent performer in franchise cricket for some time and his selection is well deserved.

"The message is clear to all our players: if you perform at domestic level and then take it through to SA A level, you will be rewarded.

"We have decided to rest Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander for the series against Zimbabwe although they will return for the triangular series that follows.

"Their replacements are Marchant de Lange, Kyle Abbott and Mthokozisi Shezi."

The squad for the triangular series will be finalised before the tournament begins on 25th August, and Kagiso Rabada will travel with the Proteas for the tri-series.

"We want him to experience and learn from the environment around the Proteas," Hudson added.

South Africa ODI squad: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla (vice-captain), Kyle Abbott, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Rilee Rossouw, Mthokozisi Shezi

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