South Africa call up Dean Elgar for one-dayers against England

Updated: 25 July 2012 19:57 IST

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday gave all-rounder Dean Elgar a place in the Proteas' Castle Lager squad for the ODI series against England next month.

South Africa call up Dean Elgar for one-dayers against England

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday gave all-rounder Dean Elgar a place in the Proteas' Castle Lager squad for the ODI series against England next month, a media release said.

He replaces Jacques Kallis who will be given a well-deserved rest ahead of the ICC World Twenty20 in September.

Apart from Elgar's inclusion, South Africa have also named Imran Tahir as the lead spinner while Ryan McLaren has been given the role of an additional seamer.

"Dean has been in our plans for some time," commented CSA selection convener Andrew Hudson, "and might well have made his debut last year but for injury.

"Imran is a genuine wicket-taking bowler and his selection enables us to explore our options in this area.

"Ryan has just come off some exceptional form for the South Africa A side and the added depth he provides in the seam bowling department will allow us to rotate players if we feel the need arises."

ODI squad:

AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Justin Ontong, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Topics : Cricket India Harbhajan Singh Sourav Ganguly Ryan McLaren Jacques Kallis Imran Tahir England South Africa
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