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Uncapped Phehlukwayo called up for Australia ODIs

Both AB de Villiers (left) and David Miller (right) will make a comeback into the ODI side.
Both AB de Villiers (left) and David Miller (right) will make a comeback into the ODI side.
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South African selectors have called up uncapped pacer Andile Phehlukwayo to the One-Day International squad which will take on Australia in a five-match series which gets underway at the end of this month.

Making a comeback is captain AB de Villiers, who is making a comeback from an elbow injury which kept him out of the Test series against New Zealand.

Dale Steyn, who missed out on playing in the Tri-Series in the West Indies, also makes a comeback to the squad to face Australia.

Missing out on selection are Morne Morkel and Rilee Rossouw, both of whom are unavailable due to injuries, whereas Dean Elgar has also not been considered for the series.

To cover for Rossouw, South Africa have brought in David Miller, who was the leading run-scorer for South Africa A in the recently concluded quadrangular ‘A’ series in Australia.

Phehlukwayo took nine wickets from seven games in the Quadrangular ‘A’ series and was the joint second-highest wicket taker in the campaign.

Convener of South African selectors Linda Zondi said that Phehlukwayo deserves his chance after impressive performances in the A team as well as in domestic cricket.

"Andile was our leading wicket-taker for South Africa A in the quadrangular series and he has been knocking on the door for some time following his strong performances in last season's Momentum One-Day Cup," said.

"It remains our practice to reward players who do well at franchise and South Africa A level."

South Africa have also named a 13-man squad for the lone ODI against Ireland which will be played on 25th September.

For this, they have opted to select Temba Bavuma and Dwaine Pretorius while resting the likes of Hashim Amla, Steyn, Imran Tahir, Kyle Abbott and Tabraiz Shamsi.

The ODI series between South Africa and Australia will be a five-match affair and will be played between 30th September and 12th October.

South Africa squad for Australia ODIs:

AB de Villiers (capt), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn

South Africa squad for Ireland ODI:

AB de Villiers (capt), Temba Bavuma, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada.

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