Well... interesting's one way you could put it. Downright weird with possible ZCU-like quotas or blurring the lines between colour and ability is another.
Mark Boucher has been dropped, and the one wicketkeepers on the plane will be Thami Tsolekile. Hashim Amla is in line to become the first man of Asian descent to represent South Africa, whilst Justin Ontong and Andy Hall return to the Test arena.
Lance Klusener is once again on the outside, as are Robbie Peterson and Paul Adams - so vice-captain Nicky Bojé appears to be the only spinner in the fourteen. Medium pace all rounders Zander de Bruyn and Alfonso Thomas also get their first calls.
SA cricket has a lot to prove over the next few months.
Zander de Bruyn
Martin van Jaarsveld