Left-arm seamer Marco Jansen has received his first call-up to the Proteas One-Day squad, while Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the series against India after not recovering sufficiently from his hip injury and is continuing with his rehabilitation.
Wayne Parnell and Zubayr Hamza are retained from the Netherlands ODI tour while Dwaine Pretorius makes a welcome return in the all-rounder arsenal alongside Andile Phehlukwayo and Parnell.
These are the significant selections in the 17-man squad for the three-match series against India in the Western Cape from 19 to 23 January, as announced by Cricket South Africa on Sunday.
“This is a very exciting group and the Selection Panel and I are eager to see what they will produce,” said convenor Victor Mpitsang.
“For many of our players, it does not get bigger than playing against this powerhouse Indian team and this will be the biggest series of their young lives so far.
“We are looking forward to seeing what they bring to the table and wish Temba (Bavuma) and Mark (Boucher) all the best for the series.”
Proteas ODI squad vs India
Temba Bavuma (capt), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock, Zubayr Hamza, Marco Jansen, Janneman, Sisanda Magala, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius), Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne.
19 January: 1st ODI vs India, Boland Park, Paarl
21 January: 2nd ODI vs India, Boland Park, Paarl
23 January: 3rd ODI vs India, Newlands, Cape Town
*All matches will start at 10.30am.