South Africa speedster Dale Steyn, who recently called time on his international Test career, has expressed disappointment after the selection committee did not name him in the T20 international squad for their upcoming tour to India.

On Tuesday, Cricket South Africa (CSA) had announced the Test and T20I squad for the series with Temba Bavuma, Bjorn Fortuin and Anrich Nortje finding a place while Steyn was dropped.

Steyn took to Twitter to show his frustration and while replying to a tweet, Steyn said that the CSA selectors may have missed his number despite the pacer making himself available for selection.

“I did… Obviously lost my number in the reshuffling of the coaching staff,” the 36-year-old wrote.

When a fan said: “The new selectors are obviously saving you for the ‘big’ games. (Who are the new selectors?)”.

The pacer replied: “Apologies to Virat and a billion people for thinking they not (sic).”

From 44 T20Is, Steyn has 61 wickets against his name. His best bowling figure is 4 for 9.

The first T20I between South Africa and India will take place on 15 September in Dharamshala, with the Test series to follow, starting on 2 October in Visakhapatnam.

Here is South Africa’s T20I squad:

Quinton de Kock (captain), Rassie van der Dussen (vice-captain), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts

(With inputs from IANS)