South Africa will be without fast bowler Dale Steyn for the remainder of this month’s ODI series against West Indies. Batsman Hashim Amla and captain AB de Villiers, too, have been rested for matches four and five respectively.
Quinton de Kock could make an early return from injury and play in the final ODI against the West Indies in Centurion next week.
The Proteas duly wrapped up the ODI series by winning the third of five matches by nine wickets in East London on Wednesday.
For all the drama of the second ODI and the 2-0 success of the Proteas in the series, there remain many unknowns in the make-up of the team ahead of the World Cup.
Watch Rilee Rossouw talk about his maiden ODI century, scored against the West Indies at the Wanderers.
Whatever else the Proteas ODI team lack, it is not support and team-work up front, which is building a solid unit ahead of the World Cup in February.
AB de Villiers played the greatest innings in ODI history to crush the West Indies by 148 runs in the second ODI, at the Wanderers on Sunday.
AB de Villiers struck the fastest century in the history of ODI cricket, against the West Indies in Johannesburg on Sunday. His record keeps fine company among an illustrious list that includes Mark Boucher.
The first-choice Proteas batting line-up for the World Cup would be like the one which beat the West Indies by 61 runs on Friday night, says ODI captain AB de Villiers
Imran Tahir and JP Duminy spun a web which strangled the West Indies and gave the Proteas a 61-run win in the first rain-hit ODI against the West Indies in Durban on Friday.
Once again, there will be an element of experimentation in the Proteas five-match ODI series against the West Indies, starting Friday in Durban, as there was with the T20 series.
Who did what in the three-match T20 series between South Africa and the West Indies
Morne van Wyk, hero of the T20 victory over the West Indies, accepts that he may have had his 15 minutes of fame.
Morne van Wyk’s excellent innings of 114, and David Wiese’s five-wicket haul set up the Proteas for a 69-run win in Durban on Wednesday night.
David Wiese achieved South Africa’s second best figures in Twenty20 Internationals, against the West Indies in Durban on Wednesday.