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South Africa name uncapped Christiaan Jonker in T20I squad

JP Duminy will lead South Africa in T20I series
JP Duminy will lead South Africa in T20I series

South Africa have called-up uncapped Warriors batsman Christiaan Jonker in the 14-man squad that will compete in a three-match Twenty20 International series against India.

With Test regulars Test regulars Hashim Amla and Aiden Markram rested and injuries to Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla have forced the selectors to look for new options in the batting department.

Jonker had a fabulous Ram Slam T20 tournament last season where he ended up as Warriors' highest run-getter and will be accompanied by Reeza Hendricks, who ended as the competition's leading run-getter.

Farhaan Behardien, who was overlooked during the One-Day International series against India has been given a chance to redeem himself while uncapped Titans fast bowler Junior Dala gets a call-up. The star of South Africa's win over India in the fourth ODI, Heinrich Klaasen will don the gloves behind the stumps in the absence of de Kock.

AB de Villiers will be available for the series having missed the first three ODIs with a finger injury while JP Duminy has been handed the reins of the side.

The three-match T20I series will be played in Johannesburg, Centurion and Cape Town on 18th, 21st and 24th February respectively.

South Africa T20I squad:

JP Duminy (captain), Farhaan Behardien, Junior Dala, AB de Villiers, Reeza Hendricks, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts.

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