Dale Steyn (left) has taken 417 wickets in 85 Tests and 180 wickets in 116 ODIs

Pace bowler Dale Steyn has been left out of South Africa’s ICC Champions Trophy squad as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury.

The 33-year-old has been out since breaking a bone in his right shoulder against Australia in November.

However, he has been included in the South Africa A four-day squad for their upcoming tour of England.

Paceman Vernon Philander also misses out on the Champions Trophy in England and Wales, which starts on 1 June.

The Sussex all-rounder picked up a groin injury in their County Championship defeat by Kent over the weekend.

Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj has earned his first one-day international call-up while, with Steyn and Philander out, pace bowler Morne Morkel makes a return to the limited-overs format after nearly 10 months.

AB de Villiers is fit to captain the side, despite injuries disrupting his participation at the Indian Premier League.

Selection convener Linda Zondi told told Cricket South Africa’s website: