<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a> have called up uncapped <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/george-linde/news/">George Linde</a> to their T20I squad as the replacement for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jon-jon-smuts/news/">Jon-Jon Smuts</a>, who has been ruled out due to a failure in meeting the fitness standards, the board announced today. <p></p> <p></p>Cape Cobras left-arm spinner Linde is a part of the ongoing India A versus South Africa A five-match one-day series. <p></p> <p></p>After registering a duck in the opening match, the allrounder bounced back with a score of 52 not out and also scalped a wicket in the second game. In the third one-day, Linde scored 17 and dismissed <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ishan-kishan/news/">Ishan Kishan</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/nitish-rana/news/">Nitish Rana</a>. He was benched for the fourth one-day that was pushed into the reserve day following persistent rain yesterday. <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BreakingNews?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BreakingNews</a> George Linde receives national call-up, replaces Jon-Jon Smuts <a href="https://t.co/43qEMgOz9L">https://t.co/43qEMgOz9L</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/INDvSA?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#INDvSA</a> <a href="https://t.co/xdidVJoISv">pic.twitter.com/xdidVJoISv</a></p> <p></p> Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) <a href="https://twitter.com/OfficialCSA/status/1169487258124201984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 5, 2019</a></blockquote> <p></p><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p></p> <p></p>Linde has played 75 T20s in which he has scored 611 runs at 17.45. The left-arm spinner also has 77 wickets in his account. <p></p> <p></p>Smuts, an experienced campaigner, has played 132 T20s, donning the national cap eight times. His previous T20I came against India in February last year in Centurion. <p></p> <p></p>The members of the South Africa cricket team will be flying to <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">India</a> on Friday. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/quinton-de-kock/news/">Quinton de Kock</a> will be leading South Africa for the first time in the shortest format, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-south-africa-2019-quinton-de-kock-to-lead-south-africa-in-t20is-for-india-series-3-uncapped-players-included-in-test-squad-879513">having been named as captain for the series replacing Faf du Plessis</a>. The likes of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/temba-bavuma/news/">Temba Bavuma</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/junior-dala/news/">Junior Dala</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/bjorn-fortuin/news/">Bjorn Fortuin</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/beuran-hendricks/news/">Beuran Hendricks</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/reeza-hendricks/news/">Reeza Hendricks</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/anrich-nortje/news/">Anrich Nortje</a> and Linde are all involved in the ongoing series against India A. <p></p> <p></p>The three-match T20I series kicks off on September 15 with the first T20I to be played in Dharamsala. <p></p> <p></p><strong>South Africa's updated squad for India T20Is</strong>: Quinton de Kock (capt/wk)), Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde.