Allrounder Albie Morkel believes AB de Villiers is the right man for the captaincy, ahead of the five-match ODI Series starting at Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday.
De Villiers will lead South Africa for the first time since being named ODI captain.
“I think he is going to do a great job,” said Morkel.
“AB (de Villiers) is on top of his own game, I think that is very important for him as a leader.
“He will lead from the front because he is comfortable with his own game and he knows how he plays, I don’t think he will change his style.”
“He is a likeable character around the country. I know him pretty well, we stayed together when we were youngsters he was a naughty boy.”
“Since then he has grown up a lot and I’m looking forward to see how he develops as a captain.”
Morkel, who was included in the squad after Dean Elgar was released due to a knee injury, last played for South Africa against Pakistan in November 2010 in Dubai.
“It’s been probably just over a year (since he played for the Proteas) and obviously a few injuries helped me to get back into the side.
“I guess I also scored the runs and took wickets at the right time for the Titans so I’m very happy to be back and hopefully I can make a contribution when I get the chance.”