The uncapped pair of Heinrich Klaasen and Wiaan Mulder have been named in the 15-man South Africa squad for the first two Tests of the four-match series against Australia, beginning March 1 at the Kingsmead Cricket Ground in Durban.
Klaasen will also serve as a back up to incumbent gloveman Quinton de Kock, who has returned to the squad after recovering from a wrist injury.
"He has averaged nearly 50 with the bat in Sunfoil four-day cricket this season and hit two centuries.We are also keen to have a back-up wicketkeeper to De Kock in the squad," Zondi said.
Meanwhile, Mulder's selection comes in the wake of the CSA's strategy to expand their pool of all-rounders against top quality opposition, said Zondi.
The full South Africa squad is as followsSouth Africa: Faf du Plessis (c), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada.