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South Africa to rest big guns for final two ODIs against Windies

Cape Town: South Africa will rest strike bowler Dale Steyn for the remaining two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against the West Indies.The hosts have already sewn up the five-match series, winning the first three matches by
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IANS January 24, 2015 13:06 IST

Cape Town: South Africa will rest strike bowler Dale Steyn for the remaining two One-Day Internationals (ODIs) against the West Indies.

The hosts have already sewn up the five-match series, winning the first three matches by comprehensive margins, reports CMC.

Selectors will also rest in-form batsman Hashim Amla for the fourth ODI at St. George's Park Sunday, while captain AB de Villiers will be relieved of glovework duty for that match, and could be rested for the final game in Centurion Wednesday.

"We want to play everybody that is in the squad so we will use these next two games as an opportunity for some of the fringe players to stake a claim and to put in some performances for us," said Proteas coach Russell Domingo.

“It's highly unlikely that AB will ‘keep for the next two games. I'm waiting to confirm with the selectors but my plan is for Morne van Wyk to ‘keep in the next game and then, in all likeliness, depending on approval from the medical committee, have Quinton de Kock playing the last game.”

De Kock is yet to feature in the series because of injury.

South Africa clinched the series last Wednesday when they trounced the Caribbean side by nine wickets in East London.

The victory followed on from a 61-run win in the opening ODI in Durban and a 148-run victory in Johannesburg in the second game.

 
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