Quinton de Kock will captain South Africa’s T20 side during their upcoming trip to India.
Faf du Plessis was not included in the T20 squad, but will captain South Africa in the three-Test series that follows the T20s.
Cricket South Africa’s acting Director of Cricket Corrie van Zyl stressed that du Plessis remains an important part of plans for white-ball cricket despite his absence from the T20 squad.
Pacer Dale Steyn, who recently retired from Test cricket, made himself available for T20 selection, but was not picked.
Allrounder Chris Morris, who has been playing for Hampshire in the Vitality Blast, did not make himself available for selection.