Cape Town, June 11: South Africa’s pace spearhead Dale Steyn has been included in the national side for the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka starting next month, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Monday.
Steyn sustained a heel injury during the Cape Town Test against India earlier in the year, and was then ruled out of the rest of the three-match series.
The 15-man squad, captained by Faf du Plessis, also witnessed the return of spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and uncapped player Shaun von Berg.
“It is very welcome news to have Dale back in our pack of world-class seamers,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) National Selection Panel (NSC) convener Linda Zondi.
Squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn , Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram Lungisani Ngidi, Vernon Philander , Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Shaun von Berg. IANS