Two of the key members of the South African cricket team – star batsman and captain AB De Villiers and fast bowler Mornie Morkel have been ruled out of the South Africa’s upcoming two-Test series against New Zealand with injury. As Faf Du Plesis will replace AB de Villiers as South Africa captain for the upcoming two-match Test series against New Zealand at home.
The South African side is boosted by the return to fitness of Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander. In the absence of Morkel, Wayne Parnell earns a test recall.
South Africa squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Stephen Cook, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, Dean Elgar, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Stiaan van Zyl