South Africa has included fast bowler Kagiso Rabada and former captain Faf du Plessis in the squad for the upcoming three-match T20 series against Australia. Cricket South Africa gave this information on Monday.

Apart from Rabada and du Plessis, the selectors have also included paceman Enrique Notarje in the team. At the same time, Temba Bavuma, who was injured in the third and final T20 against England, has also been selected in the team. Du Plessis had earlier resigned as captain of South Africa’s Test and T20 teams on Monday.

The 35-year-old du Plessis said he would help the new generation under the captaincy of Quinton de Kock. Du Plessis has captained 112 international matches for South Africa since December 2012. South Africa are scheduled to play a three-match T20 series with Australia in Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town on 21, 23 and 26 February.

South Africa T20 team: Quinton de Kock (captain and wicketkeeper), Temba Bavuma (based on fitness), Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, John John Smuts, Kagiso Rabada, Tabrez Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klassen.


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