POTCHEFSTROOM – Cape Cobras fast bowler Dane Paterson has been added to the Proteas Test squad for the second Test against Bangladesh starting at Manguang Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Paterson replaces Morné Morkel, who sustained a grade two tear to the left abdominal oblique muscle during the 333-run victory at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Monday.
Proteas team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained the injury: “Morné complained of a sharp pain to his left side yesterday and immediately aborted his bowling spell.
“Subsequent scans this morning confirmed a grade two tear to the left abdominal oblique muscle, which rules him out of the remainder of the series.
“He will need a 4-6-week recovery period, and will target a return for the T20 Global League in November.”
The squad will travel to Bloemfontein on Tuesday.
Proteas Test Squad
Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Duanne Olivier, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Wayne Parnell.
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