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Dale Steyn's World Cup dream still alive as the pacer is back in South Africa's ODI squad after two years

Captain Faf du Plessis was also named in the squad on Friday but his participation is subject to a fitness test after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Reported by: AP , Johannesburg [ Updated: September 14, 2018 16:17 IST ]
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Dale Steyn in a file image.

Dale Steyn is back in South Africa's limited-overs squad and in line to play his first one-day international in two years in the home series against Zimbabwe starting this month.

Shoulder and ankle injuries have kept the 35-year-old fast bowler out of action for long spells in recent years.

Steyn missed more than a year of Test cricket from late 2016 to early 2018 because of his shoulder problems. He injured his ankle on his return to Tests at the start of the year.

Steyn did play in the two-Test series in Sri Lanka in July but his last ODI was against Australia in October 2016. He was however not named in the T20I squad which means the selectors are still waiting to assess his performance in ODIs before including him in the shortest format as well.

Captain Faf du Plessis was also named in the squad on Friday but his participation is subject to a fitness test after undergoing shoulder surgery.

ODI squad: Faf du Plessis, H Amla, JP Duminy, R Hendricks, I Tahir, Christiaan Jonker, H Klaasen, K Maharaj, A Markram, W Mulder, L Ngidi, A Phehlukwayo, K Rabada, T Shamsi , D Steyn, K Zondo

T20 squad: Faf du Plessis, Gihahn Cloete, Junior Dala, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Robbie Frylinck, Imraan Tahir, Christiaan Jonker, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Lungisani Ngidi, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen.

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