South Africa, India vs South Africa, Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie van der Dussen, who was awarded with a central contract on Monday, will be De Kock’s deputy. @ Cricket South Africa

Quinton de Kock has been named captain of South Africa’s Twnety20 International squad for the three-match series against India in September. Rassie van der Dussen, who was awarded with a central contract on Monday, will be De Kock’s deputy.

In the following three-match Test series that begins in October, Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday announced new caps in fast bowler Anrich Nortje, wicketkeeper/batsman Rudi Seconds and spin bowling allrounder Senuran Muthusamy.

Temba Bavuma will be the vice-captain to Faf du Plessis in the Test squad. In addition, there three newcomers in the T20I squad in Bavuma, spin bowling allrounder Bjorn Fortuin as well as Nortje.

Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn and Lungi Ngidi were not considered for T20 selection as they will be continuing their preparation for the Test series by playing in South Africa A’s four-day matches against India A.

“All three newcomers to the Test side have more than earned their spurs through impressive performances in last season’s Four-Day Franchise competition,” CSA Acting Director of Cricket, Corrie van Zyl said.

“We feel we have covered all the options for the conditions we are likely to encounter on the sub-continent with Muthusamy and Dane Piedt, who was far and away the leading wicket-taker in our Four-Day competition, providing the back-up to Keshav Maharaj.

“Zubayr Hamza made an impressive start to his Test career against Pakistan last season when Faf du Plessis was ruled out and the retirement of Hashim Amla creates a further opportunity for him.

“The T20 Series gives us the last chance to have a look at our leadership and batting options as the next edition of the ICC T20 World Cup is now little more than a year away which is why we have gone with an inexperienced leadership group. This is our last chance to do this before we settle on an established squad.

“I would like to stress that Faf du Plessis remains an important part of our plans for white-ball cricket.

“As far as the T20 squad is concerned, Temba Bavuma and Bjorn Fortuin were two of the standout players in the CSA T20 Challenge last season while Nortje was outstanding in the Mzansi Super League until ruled out by injury.

“This is very much a form squad with players being rewarded for their consistent performances at franchise level. This applies equally to Junior Dala and Jon-Jon Smuts,” concluded Van Zyl.

Proteas allrounder Chris Morris did not make himself available for selection.

Test match squad:

Faf du Plessis (captain), Temba Bavuma (vice-captain), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second

T20I squad:

Quinton de Kock (captain), Rassie van der Dussen (vice-captain), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts