England have given a clean sweep to hosts South Africa 3–0 in the recent T20 series. Now a three-match ODI series will be played between the two countries, which will start on 04 December.
Faf du Plessy has been released from the One-Day Squad after the upcoming series.
Since 26 December, South Africa has played a Test series against Sri Lanka, which has been taken keeping this in mind.
These players have been out of the ODI squad
In addition to Du Plessy, Reeja Hendrix, Pete van Biljon and Björn Fortuin have also been released from the ODI squad. All three players will participate in the four-day domestic series.
Two half-centuries were imposed against England
In the T20 series against England, Du Plessi batted well and scored half-centuries in two of the three matches. Despite their crucial innings, the Proteas team could not win a match.
Earlier, Du Plessi returned from UAE playing a long tournament like Indian Premier League (IPL).
In such a situation, by not playing in the ODI series, they will get almost three weeks rest before the Test series against Sri Lanka.
Rabada is already injured
The team’s main fast bowler Kagiso Rabada is already Injured They have been out of the ODI series. He took just one wicket in two T20 matches against England.
According to a press release by Cricket South Africa (CSA), Rabada will take three weeks to recover from his injury.
By starting rehab, Rabada will try to fit himself before the Test series against Sri Lanka starting on 26 December.
Squad of south africa
South Africa team for ODI series: Quinton de Cock (captain), Temba Bavuma, Jr. Dala, Buren Hendrix, Heinrich Klassen, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Jaaneman Malan, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Enrich Norkhia, Andile Fehlukwayo, Tabrez Shamsi, Lutho Cipamala, John Smuts, Glenton Stuurmann, Rasi van der Dussen and Kyle Verranay.
In the absence of key players like Rabada and Du Plessy, the ODI series against England can increase the difficulties of the hosts.
South Africa upcoming matches schedule
One day series against England:
First one day: 04 December (Cape Town).
Second one day: 06 December (Boland Park).
Third ODI: 09 December (Cape Town).
Test series against Sri Lanka:
First test: 26 to 30 December (Centurion).
Second test: 03 to 07 January (Johannesburg).