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South Africa pick spinner for 2nd Test

December 18, 2006 20:23 IST

Wiser after the comprehensive defeat to India, South Africa on Monday picked uncapped left-arm spinner Paul Harris in their squad for the remaining two Tests against Rahul Dravid's men.

The 28-year-old bowler, who played for English county Warwickshire this year, is a replacement for Nicky Boje who announced his retirement after being named in the squad for the first Test which the home team lost by 123 runs.

Fast bowler Morne Morkel was kept on standby owing to "injury" to Dale Steyn and Andrew Hall, convenor of selectors Haroon Lorgat said.

Jacques Rudolph and Paul Adams, released before the match, have been brought back into the 15-member squad.

The second Test starts in Durban on December 26 while the third and final match is scheduled to be held in Cape Town from January 2.

Squad: Graeme Smith (captain), Jacques Kallis, Paul Adams, Hashim Amla, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, Herschelle Gibbs, Andrew Hall, Paul Harris, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Shaun Pollock, Ashwell Prince, Jacques Rudolph, Dale Steyn. On standby: Morne Morkel.


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