The South African star cricketers Dale Steyn and AB de Villiers are included in the squad for the upcoming Test match against Zimbabwe. The match will be played from December 26 to 29 at St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth.
AB de Villiers played his last Test match against England at SuperSport Park during January 2016, while Steyn has been out of the team since more than one year. The fast bowler Vernon Philander is also back in the team.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) National Selection Panel Convener Linda Zondi said,”It is a very exciting moment not just for South Africa but for world cricket to have Dale and AB, two icons of the game, back in the multi-day format.”
“After Zimbabwe we have two very tough home test Series coming up against India, the No 1 ranked side in the world, and Australia, who have just regained the Ashes in their current series against England. AB and Dale bring loads of experience to the side apart from being two of the South African all-time greats.”
“It is also good to have Vernon back and it is very encouraging that our four premium fast bowlers – Steyn, Philander, Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel – are all back in the selection mix,” he added.
Test squad: Faf du plessis, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada & Dale Steyn.