Proteas

Faf du Plessis rested for England ODI series

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Faf du Plessis (Gallo)
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The Proteas have released Faf du Plessis from their squad for the upcoming ODI series against England.

The former national captain, who retired from Test cricket earlier this year, is rested after a busy spell which saw him compete in the recent T20I series against England and in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Chennai Super Kings.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday announced a number of amendments to the Proteas squad for the three-match ODI series, which starts at Newlands on Friday.

As was earlier announced, fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has left the Proteas bio-bubble to begin rehabilitation after sustaining a right-adductor strain.

Pite van Biljon, Reeza Hendricks and Bjorn Fortuin have also been released to their respective franchises to compete in the ongoing 4-Day Franchise Series.

Proteas ODI squad for England series:

Quinton de Kock (captain, Titans), Temba Bavuma (Lions), Junior Dala (Titans), Beuran Hendricks (Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Titans), George Linde (Cape Cobras), Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), Janneman Malan (Cape Cobras), David Miller (Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Lutho Sipamla (Lions), Jon-Jon Smuts (Warriors), Glenton Stuurman (Warriors), Rassie van der Dussen (Lions), Kyle Verreynne (Cape Cobras)

Fixtures:

Friday, 4 December: 1st ODI, South Africa v England, Newlands - 13:00

Sunday, 6 December: 2nd ODI, South Africa v England, Boland Park - 10:00    

Wednesday, 9 December: 3rd ODI, South Africa v England, Newlands - 13:00

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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