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De Villiers back for Aus ODIs

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AB de Villiers has recovered from an elbow injury and is back in South Africa's ODI squad to face Australia later this month, live on Sky Sports. 

The talismanic captain missed the recent two-test series with New Zealand due to an elbow problem, but Cricket South Africa expect him to be fit in time for the five-match home series against Australia, which gets under way on September 30 in Centurion and finishes on October 12 in Cape Town.

Seamer Andile Phehlukwayo has received his first call-up to the 50-over squad, while fast bowler Dale Steyn and hard-hitting middle-order batsman David Miller return after missing the triangular series in the Caribbean against Australia and the West Indies in June.

"Andile was our leading wicket-taker for South Africa A in the recently concluded quadrangular series in Australia," convener of selectors Linda Zondi said.

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"He has been knocking on the door for some time following his strong performances in last season's (domestic) One-Day Cup."

Fast bowler Morne Morkel was not included due to injury while left-hander Rilee Rossouw was left out due to a lack of match fitness.

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Test batsman Temba Bavuma and uncapped all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius have been included solely for a one-off ODI against Ireland on September 25 in Benoni - live on Sky Sports 3 - ahead of the Australia series.

"As far as Temba Bavuma is concerned we want to see what he can do in the ODI format after the extremely successful run he has had in the Test squad where he has averaged 66 during the current calendar year," Zondi said. 

Squad to play Ireland: AB de Villiers (captain), Temba Bavuma, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada.

Squad to play Australia: AB de Villiers (captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn.

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