Proteas call Rossouw, Shezi

  • Last Updated: August 5 2014, 9:58 BST

South Africa have called up batsman Rilee Rossouw and seamer Mthokozisi Shezi to their ODI squad to face Zimbabwe later this month.

Rilee Rossouw: Batsman could earn first senior South Africa cap
Rilee Rossouw: Batsman could earn first senior South Africa cap

The uncapped pair have been rewarded for their performances for the country's A side on their recent tour of Australia.

Also drafted into the squad for the three one-day internationals is paceman Marchant de Lange, once tipped to be a mainstay of the South African bowling unit until persistent back injuries limited his availability in recent years.

Pace bowlers Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander have been rested but will return for their triangular tournament, also involving Australia, which starts on August 25.

"The message is clear to all our players: if you perform at domestic level and then take it through to SA A level, you will be rewarded," Cricket South Africa selection convener Andrew Hudson said in a statement.

Kagiso Rabada, another member of the South Africa A squad, will travel with the team for the triangular series.

"We want him to experience and learn from the environment around the Proteas," Hudson added.

Squad: AB de Villiers (captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Beuran Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Rilee Rossouw, Mthokozisi Shezi.