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Graeme Smith set to return to international cricket

Dale Steyn also to resume international cricket, Imran Tahir, Wayne Parnell and Vernon Philander recalled

Graeme Smith set to return to international cricket - Cricket News
Graeme Smith will return to both ODI and test cricket.

Graeme Smith returns to both the South Africa Test and ODI squads for the series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month.

“We should have a definite picture on the status of Graeme’s recovery from surgery within the next two weeks,” commented CSA Selection Convenor Andrew Hudson.

“We will obviously be monitoring Graeme’s condition very carefully and do not want to overload him too much during the early stages of his return.”

Dale Steyn also returns to the ODI squad after making a full recovery from his injury and Imran Tahir, Wayne Parnell and Vernon Philander have all been recalled to that format.

“Both Imran and Wayne had good tours to Sri Lanka in the T20 series while we want to give Vernon the chance to show us what he can do. He and Wayne are both good lower-order all-rounders and have the ability to contribute significantly in the batting department as well.

“We have retained the 15-man Test squad that has served us so well over the past couple of years. They have impressed not just with the results but with the depth in the squad and a notable feature has been the manner in which players have put up their hands when we have had the inevitable injuries.”

The T20 squad will only be finalised after the Champions League T20 in India.

Test squad: Graeme Smith (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras, capt), Hashim Amla (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), AB de Villiers (Unlimited Titans), JP Duminy (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (Unlimited Titans), Dean Elgar (Chevrolet Knights), Imran Tahir (bizhub Highveld Lions), Jacques Kallis (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Rory Kleinveldt (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Morne Morkel (Unlimited Titans), Alviro Petersen (bizhub Highveld Lions), Robin Peterson (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Vernon Philander (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Dale Steyn (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Thami Tsolekile (bizhub Highveld Lions).

ODI squad: AB de Villiers (Unlimited Titans, capt), Hashim Amla (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Quinton de Kock (bizhub Highveld Lions), JP Duminy (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (Unlimited Titans), Imran Tahir (bizhub Highveld Lions), Ryan McLaren (Chevrolet Knights), David Miller (Sunfoil Dolphins), Morne Morkel (Unlimited Titans), Wayne Parnell (Chevrolet Warriors), Robin Peterson (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Vernon Philander (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Graeme Smith (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Dale Steyn (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (bizhub Highveld Lions).

 

 

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