South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has returned to the team for the 2 Test series against Sri Lanka. Stan was out due to injuries since the first Test against India. The next month South Africa team will be touring Sri Lanka. The team has also been announced for two Test matches.
Due to heel injury in the Capetown Test against India, Steyn was out of the rest of the remaining matches. Since then, he was running out of the team. Even on the South African tour of the Australian team, this fast bowler had to sit out. In the 15-member South African team, the reverse spinner Tabrez Shamsi has been included.
Number one bowler in world cricket, Kagiso Rabada has returned after recovering from a back injury, he has also got a place in the team. Heinrich Klassen is also given a place in the team, but whether or not he is brought in the last eleven in the presence of Quintan D. Coak, it will be a thing to watch.
The team selection committee has mixed the spin with fast bowling keeping the conditions in Sri Lanka. Keshav Maharaj and Forest Park have been included. Maharaj can prove to be very useful for them on Sri Lankan pitches.
The first Test will be played in Gaul between July 12 and 16. After this, the second match will be played in Colombo. This match starts from July 20.
South Africa team
Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Temba Bawumaa, Quintan de Coke, Theunis De Bruyn, Dean Elgar, Henrik Klassen, Keshav Maharaj, Eden Markram, Lungi Angadi, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Tabrez Shamsi, Dale Stain, Shawn One Barg.