The Proteas have retained their 14-man squad for the T20 and ODI series against New Zealand.
Ngidi has failed to recover from the abdominal injury he sustained in the third T20 against Sri Lanka, meaning he will not travel with the squad for the limited-overs series, starting with a one-off T20 International on February 17 in Auckland.
However, they have added Dane Paterson to the squad as cover for Dwaine Pretorius for the T20 as well as the first ODI. Pretorius will miss these two matches to be at home with his wife, who is expecting their first child.
Paterson made his Standard Bank Proteas debut in the T20 International series against Sri Lanka, but has yet to be capped in the 50-over format.
‘Dane will travel with the squad when they leave on Saturday and will return to South Africa once Dwaine joins the squad,’ commented CSA selection chief, Linda Zondi. ‘We, as selectors are very happy with the way the squad has jelled over the past six months and consistency in selection is very important as we continue our build-up towards the ICC Champions Trophy tournament.
‘New Zealand are playing very good cricket at the moment and as always will provide very tough opposition, particularly under their home conditions.’
It was also revealed that David Miller will be fully fit to travel.
ODI squad: AB de Villiers (Titans, ODI capt), Faf du Plessis (Titans, T20 capt), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Quinton de Kock (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Imran Tahir (Dolphins), David Miller (Knights), Chris Morris (Titans), Wayne Parnell (Cape Cobras), Dane Paterson (Cape Cobras), Andile Phehlukwayo (Dolphins), Dwaine Pretorius (Highveld Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans).
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