Faf du Plessis has been released from the squad ahead of the upcoming three-match ODI series against England.
The former South Africa captain was a part of the squad for the recently-concluded three-match T20I series against the same opposition.
CSA took the decision to rest the right-handed batsman in order to give him some rest after a busy two months.
Before playing the T20I series, Faf du Plessis plied his trade for Chennai Super Kings in the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League.
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“The following players have been released from the squad to either join their franchise teams who continue playing in the CSA Four-Day Domestic Series or for rest and/or recuperation; Faf du Plessis (rest), Kagiso Rabada (injury rehabilitation, recuperation and rest), Pite van Biljon, Bjorn Fortuin and Reeza Hendricks (all to return to 4-day domestic series),” CSA said in an official statement.
Earlier this week, Rabada was ruled out of the ODI series against England due to a right adductor strain. CSA had confirmed that Rabada’s injury is expected to take approximately three weeks to heal.