Umran Malik warmed the bench throughout the India-South Africa T20I series.
Last year du Plessis produced a brilliant knock to help Chennai Super Kings to a fourth IPL title, while in 2022 he scored 468 runs to help Royal Challengers Bangalore past the Eliminator stage of the tournament.
Here we take a look at the hits and misses for Team India against South Africa
India vs South Africa: While some Indian players grabbed the opportunity with both the hands, others failed to live up to the expectations.
Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith praised both Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik for their performance in the five-match T20I series against the Proteas.
Ishan Kishan scored 206 runs in five matches at an average of 41.20 in the India-South Africa T20I series
Rishabh Pant led Indian cricket team in the T20I series against South Africa
Indian cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid gave a lowdown on what he expects from players with aspirations to be part of the T20 World Cup squad
South Africa head coach Mark Boucher termed India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumars performance in the series as "special"
Ishan Kishan was the highest run-scorer in the series between India and South Africa with 206 runs in five games
Rahul Dravid shrugged off concerns about Rishabh Pant's form and said he is "certainly" a part of Team India's plans in the near future.
A groundsman was trying to take a selfie with Ruturaj Gaikwad, but the opening batter didn't seem to be interested.
Sunil Gavaskar said the fact that the veteran batter was ignored by the selectors for the series against South Africa and Ireland implies that he is not in the mix for a spot when India pick their T20 World Cup squad.
After the series against South Africa, Rishabh Pant said that he is keen to contribute to the team with the bat in hand
After the India vs South Africa T20I series ended in a draw, Rishabh Pant said that the team is trying to play in a new way and finding different ways to win.
India and South Africa shared honours in the five-match T20I series after the last game in Bengaluru on Sunday was called off due to rain.
India vs South Africa, 5th T20I Highlights: The fifth T20I between India and South Africa on Friday was abandoned due to rain at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has raised concerns over Rishabh Pant's fitness, calling him "slightly overweight and bulky".