Dale Steyn will make his return to Protea action after almost a year out of international action in the T20 series against England.
The Phalaborwa Express looked washed up and broken down with a recurring shoulder injury last year and also missed the World Cup because of it.
Having last played for the national team against Sri Lanka in a T20 at Centurion in March last year, the 36-year-old is ready to come back to the international arena as the Proteas gear up for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
For the three-match series, which begins on Wednesday, the selectors have also opted to extend the rest period of Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada.
In Du Plessis’s absence, Quinton de Kock will again lead the side for the clashes at Buffalo Park, Kingsmead (Friday) and Centurion Park (Sunday).
The squad is capped off with the maiden call-ups of Knights batsman Pite van Biljon (33) and Warriors seamer Sisanda Magala (29).
Magala’s selection is conditional upon the passing of a fitness test that he will have to take ahead of the opener.
Director of Cricket Graeme Smith says of the squad: “We are pleased with the group that we have selected for this upcoming T20 series against England.
“We have once again taken the opportunity to reward some of the hard workers of our domestic franchise system.
“And we have again, put our faith in Quinton [de Kock] to lead this group of exciting cricketers, picking up where he left off in India where he showed exemplary leadership.
“With a T20 World Cup not too far away, we have begun the process of identifying several players whom we will be looking at over a period of time and hope that by the time September comes along, we will have the best possible squad of 15 representing South Africa.”