Dolphins bowler Daryn Dupavillon is expected to be among the changes as the Proteas host Pakistan on Wednesday without five men who have gone to the Indian Premier League.
This is the deciding ODI in the three-match series in Centurion, before the teams start a T20 series, but out of the picture are Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Quinton de Kock and David Miller because of their involvement in the tournament in India.
That’s a sizeable blow on the batting and bowling fronts.
Proteas bowling coach Charl Langeveldt said on Tuesday that Dupavillon, who played one ODI against Australia last year, is likely to feature on Wednesday as Nortje’s replacement and, hopefully, get some wickets.
“Daryn is quick and skiddy and brings something different, he takes wickets,” said Langeveldt.
“To replace Anrich we need an enforcer, someone with good pace and that’s Dupavillon.
“He must be the enforcer now and do Anrich’s job. Daryn is quick and skiddy and brings something different, he takes wickets. He’s been brilliant in the nets, showing a lot of skill and pace. If we can bowl well in the middle overs and take wickets then hopefully that takes care of the back end.”
He added that the loss of the IPL-bound quintet was a sore one, but there’s now an opportunity for the “guys on the fringes to step up and do well”.