The Australian team has to play three-match T20 series against hosts South Africa. For the same series, the South Africa Cricket Board has announced its team against the Australian team. Former captain Faf du Plessis has returned to the South African team, while fast bowlers Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje are also included in the squad.
The 3-match T20 series between South Africa and Australia start on 21 February. The first match of the series will be played in Johannesburg on Friday 21 February, while the second match will be held in Port Elizabeth on 23 February. At the same time, the last and third match of the series will be played on 26 February in Cape Town. After this, a 3-match one-day international series is to be played between the two countries, which will start from February 29.
Former captain Faf du Plessis, who played his last short format match in July 2019, has been included in the T20 squad after March 2019. Du Plessis, who resigned as the captain of the South Africa team on Monday, has been given the chance as a senior player and batsman in the team. Faf Du Plessis is the only batsman in the world to score the most T20 International runs as a captain. In this case, Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson are behind.
South Africa’s T20 Squad:
Quinton de Kock (capt & wk), Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klaasen.