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SA to rest big guns

Published:Saturday | January 24, 2015 | 12:00 AM

South Africa (CMC ):South Africa will rest strike bowler Dale Steyn for the remainder of the last two one-day Internationals (ODI) against West Indies.

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

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

east London victory

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.

Domingo said the series win was especially pleasing because of the pressure the side had come under on recent tours.

"We're always happy to win the series. You can never take wins or series win in international cricket for granted so we have to be pleased with the way we have played and enjoy the moment. We are pretty happy with where we are at the moment," Domingo explained.