Faf du Plessis, the middle order batsman, has been has been named in South Africa's 15-man squad for the unofficial Twenty20 tri-series against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, in Zimbabwe in June. Du Plessis has played 21 ODIs for South Africa, but has never been part of the Twenty20 squad. Chris Morris, the Highveld Lions all-rounder, has received a maiden call-up.
The squad will be led by Johan Botha. AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel have been rested.
"Du Plessis has been a stand-out performer for Chennai Super Kings at the IPL and deserves his Twenty20 call-up," Cricket South Africa's selection convenor, Andrew Hudson, said. "He has given us exciting, extra options by demonstrating his ability both at the top of the order and in the middle order.