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Steven Finn Added to England Squad For South Africa Tour

Updated: 14 December 2015 18:03 IST

Steven Finn was initially left out of the 16-member England squad for the South Africa series after developing a bone stress injury during the part of the Test series against Pakistan.

Steven Finn Added to England Squad For South Africa Tour
England's Steven Finn made a sterling comeback during the Ashes 2015 at home, taking 12 wickets in three matches. © AFP

London:

Fast bowler Steven Finn has been added to England's Test squad for the tour of South Africa after recovering from a foot injury. (England's Finn Ruled Out of First Test Against Pakistan)

Finn developed a bone stress injury during the early stages of the Test series against Pakistan in October but has recovered enough to play in the last two Twenty20 matches against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. (India in England: 'Unselectable' Steven Finn eyes Test return)

"I've been really pleased with the way things have gone with the Lions. I've bowled my overs and my foot has come through fine," said the 26-year-old. (Third Ashes Test, Day 2: Steven Finn's Fifer Puts England in Firm Control vs Australia)

Finn will join the English team in Potchefstroom on Monday, but is not being considered for the following day's warm-up match against a South Africa Invitational XI, starting December 15.

The first Test in Durban starts December 26.

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