Tsotsobe in South African squad for Australia

Updated: 23 November 2008 17:41 IST

Left-arm pace bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe was Saturday named in a 15-man South African squad for a three-Test series in Australia next month.

Tsotsobe in South African squad for Australia
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Left-arm pace bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe was Saturday named in a 15-man South African squad for a three-Test series in Australia next month.

Tsotsobe, 24, is the only new cap in the touring party. A tall swing bowler, he has taken 16 wickets for the Eastern Cape Warriors franchise in first-class matches this season at an average of 18.12.

The rest of the squad was predictable, including the 11 players who completed an innings and 129-run win in the first Test against Bangladesh in Bloemfontein Saturday plus the two additional members of the squad for the Bangladesh series, batsman Jean-Paul Duminy and fast bowler Monde Zondeki.

Also selected was left-arm spinner Robin Peterson who was probably included as cover for fellow left-armer Paul Harris, who suffered a fracture to the base of his left thumb during the first Test against Bangladesh.

The first Test against Australia starts in Perth on December 17.

Peterson was added to the South African squad for the second and final Test against Bangladesh starting in Centurion on Wednesday.

South African squad for Australia: Graeme Smith (captain), Ashwell Prince (vice-captain), Hashim Amla, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Paul Harris, Jacques Kallis, Neil McKenzie, Morne Morkel, Makhaya Ntini, Robin Peterson, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Monde Zondeki.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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