JOHANNESBURG. — Dale Steyn  will play his first ODI in almost two years after he was named in South Africa’s ODI cricket squad to play Zimbabwe later this month.

Steyn last played an ODI in October 2016, but has made public his intention to push for a World-Cup place.

Imran Tahir, who was rested from the recent ODI series in Sri Lanka, returns to the fold, with both Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi included, giving South Africa four spin options, including JP Duminy.

The surprise omissions are David Miller, who quit red-ball cricket earlier this week to concentrate on shorter formats, and Quinton de Kock, who stood in as captain in Faf du Plessis’ injury-enforced absence in Sri Lanka. Both have been listed as rested.

ODI squad

Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi , Dale Steyn, Khaya Zondo.

T20 squad

Faf du Plessis, Gihahn Cloete, Junior Dala, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Robbie Frylinck, Imran Tahir, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen. — Cricinfo


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