Cape Town - The Proteas have rewarded the form of South Africa A batsman Rilee Rossouw and seam bowler Mthokozisi Shezi by naming them in their squad for three one-day internationals against Zimbabwe later this month.
The uncapped pair were the standout performers for the country's A side on their recent tour to Australia.
Also drafted into the squad is paceman Marchant de Lange, once tipped to be a mainstay of the South African bowling unit until persistent back injuries limited his availability in recent years.
The selectors have decided to rest Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander, though they will return for the triangular competition, also involving Australia, that starts on August 25.
“The message is clear to all our players: if you perform at domestic level and then take it through to SA A level, you will be rewarded,” Cricket South Africa selection convener Andrew Hudson said in a statement.