Wayne Parnell looks on during his last Test start for the Proteas, against Sri Lanka in January. Photo: Muzi Ntombela/Backpagepix

BLOEMFONTEIN - Wayne Parnell will start in place of Morne Morkel in the only change to the South African starting team for the second Test against Bangladesh that starts on Friday morning. 

Mushfiqur Rahim won the toss once again and as in Potchefstroom last week chose to bowl on a pitch that looks fit for batting and which the South Africans anticipate will be slow - for the first day at least. 

Parnell, who will start his sixth Test last turned out for the Proteas in January in the final Test against the Sri Lankans at the Wanderers, where he picked up six wickets. 

He last played a first class match for Kent in the County Championships in April and has played T20 cricket since in the Caribbean Premier League. He injured his shoulder in that tournament, and was considered fit to start last week in Potch. 

Bangladesh made four changes to the team that lost by 333 run in the first Test, with Soumya Sarkar coming in for the injured Tamim Iqbal, while Taijul Islam, Subashis Roy and Rubel Hossain have been included to supplement a bowling unit that failed to fire in the first Test. 

South Africa team: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier 

Bangladeshteam: Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Mahmudullah, Sabbir Rahman, Liton Das (wk), Taijul Islam,  Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Subashis Roy.

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