Steyn back for Proteas for England T20s

Recent BBL signing Dale Steyn (L) is in South Africa's squad for a T20 series with England

Dale Steyn has been recalled to South Africa's Twenty20 squad for next week's three-match series against England, indicating he's in the frame for the World Cup later this year in Australia.

The experienced Steyn has not played for the Proteas since March, but has recovered fully from a shoulder injury. He featured recently for the Melbourne Stars in the BBL.

South Africa have rested skipper Faf du Plessis and fast bowler Kagiso Rabada for the series, while there is no return yet for AB de Villiers, who has made himself available for the World Cup from October 18-November 15.

After strong domestic form, there are maiden call-ups for batsman Pite van Biljon, 33, and seamer Sisanda Magala, 29, although the bowler must pass a fitness test first.

"We have once again taken the opportunity to reward some of the hard workers of our domestic franchise system while some of our key senior players continue with their much-needed rest period," South Africa's director of cricket Graeme Smith said on Saturday in a statement.

"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."

The first T20 against England will be on Wednesday in East London, before matches in Durban (February 14) and Pretoria (February 16).

SQUAD: Quinton de Kock (capt), Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Pite van Biljon, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Sisanda Magala, Bjorn Fortuin, Dale Steyn, Heinrich Klaasen.