Proteas limited-overs head coach Rob Walter has announced a 15-man squad for the ODI World Cup in India.
Temba Bavuma will lead the side in his first 50-over World Cup and is one of eight players who have earned their maiden World Cup call-ups.
The experienced Kagiso Rabada will spearhead the bowling attack, which also includes Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi and Gerald Coetzee. The squad also comprises three spin options in Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi and Aiden Markram.
The batting unit is a formidable one, led by David Miller, T20I captain Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen.
All-rounders Marco Jansen and Sisanda Magala complete the squad.
“It is always tough choosing a World Cup squad and I’ve said it a couple of times, the stronger the depth of your team, the better the players are that you’re leaving out,” said Walter.
“It’s great having a mix of experienced players and players who will be competing in their first 50-over World Cup – you get that sort of exuberance of excitement to be doing something for the first time.”
Meanwhile, Dewald Brevis, Wayne Parnell and Tristan Stubbs have been released from the ODI squad against Australia for the five-match series that starts on Thursday.
Parnell will continue his recovery from a left shoulder injury under the medical supervision of Western Province Cricket.
Proteas squad: Temba Bavuma (c, Lions), Gerald Coetzee (Titans), Quinton de Kock (Titans), Reeza Hendricks (Lions), Marco Jansen (Warriors), Heinrich Klaasen (Titans), Sisanda Magala (Lions), Keshav Maharaj (Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Titans), David Miller (Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Titans), Anrich Nortje (Warriors), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Kagiso Rabada (Lions), Rassie van der Dussen (Lions).