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South Africa have not played any cricket after the ICC World Cup 2015 in Australia.Reuters

South Africa are all set to take on the rising star of international cricket - Bangladesh - for a full series, which is comprised of two T20, three ODI and two Test matches starting on 5 July. 

Faf du Plessis, who will be leading the new-look Proteas side, has set his eyes on this tour after a three-month gap and he is equally happy to lead the youngsters who have been included for this tour.

The likes of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philanader have not been included in the T20 squad. Instead, South Africa decided to go with some youngsters who might make a difference in this tour. David Wiese, Kyle Abott, Wayne Parnell, Beuran Hendricks and Kagiso Rabada have made their way into the T20 squad of the Proteas against Bangladesh.

"This is exciting; it's nice to have young guys coming in. It's almost like the younger the guys are, the more energy they bring to the squad but then it's also important that we have the right senior guys on the bus to make sure they make the journey for the younger players easier. I think that's what we are doing really well," du Plessis told Espn Cricinfo.

South Africa had crashed out of ICC World Cup 2015 semi-final after being beaten by New Zealand yet again and they would want to erase that memory and start afresh. They are all set to prepare themselves for the 2016 ICC World T20, which is supposed to be held in India. This new-look squad might well be their solution through which they can establish their comeback.

"It's a great opportunity for our next tier of bowlers to stake a claim and it's important that we develop the next tier. If Dale, Morne and Vernon are consistently playing Test cricket, it doesn't give much opportunity to the next tier of bowlers," said Proteas head coach Russell Domingo said.

Playing in the sub-continent will not be easy and the conditions will not be favourable either, feels Domingo. Bangladesh have managed to establish a reputation after trouncing India in the ODI series recently and beating them at their backyard will be a difficult task for South Africa.

"I think the wickets will be typical sub-continent wickets. They will know we also have four quicks and if they prepare wickets that are going to suit fast bowling, it plays very much into our hands. Bangladesh have changed that mindset. They are playing a lot more aggressively.

"They seem to have really good energy and belief in their side at the moment. They've combined a new belief with a new set of skills which has made them much more effective and much more dangerous," Domingo added.

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