Beuran Hendricks
Beuran Hendricks (AFP Photo)

Left-arm pacer Beuran Hendricks has been called-up by South Africa for the remaining three ODIs of the ongoing series against Pakistan, currently tied at one-all.

Quinton de Kock and Dale Steyn have also returned to the ODI squad after being rested from the opening two matches. Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson and Heinrich Klaasen have been dropped with the hosts keeping their squad strength to 14 members.

Hendricks, 28, has played 7 T20Is and taken eight wickets at 27.37. His last international appearance was in October 2017 and he returns after impressive performances in South Africa’s first-class competition and Mzansi Super League.

“We are very happy with the depth of our fast bowling resources particularly if you consider that Lungi Ngidi is still on the road back from injury and we also want to have a look at Anrich Nortje when he is fully recovered,” Cricket South Africa (CSA) National Selection Panel (NSP) convener Linda Zondi said.

“At the same time we want to explore all the options that are available to us and Beuran will be able to offer variety to our attack. We are well aware of what Duanne, Dane and Heinrich have to offer and in the case of Duanne we are mindful of the amount of bowling he has done at the top level over the past month and we want to give him a break ahead of the Castle Lager Test Series against Sri Lanka. For the same reason we will be looking to rest Kagiso Rabada for the entire KFC T20 International Series,” he said.

South Africa drew level in the series on Tuesday thanks to a superb all-round show from Andile Phehlukwayo in the second ODI as he took 4/22 and then scored an unbeaten 69.