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Thu Apr 24 23:48:38 SAST 2014

Abbott added to Proteas ODI squad

TEAMtalk Media | 27 February, 2013 14:420 Comments
South Africa v Pakistan - 3rd Test Match
Dale Steyn gives Kyle Abbott of South Africa the match ball for taking 7 wicket during day two of the third Test against Pakistan at Supersport Park on February 23, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa
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Cricket South Africa on Wednesday added fast bowler Kyle Abbott to the Proteas' squad for the five-match ODI series against Pakistan next month, acting as cover for the injured Morne Morkel.

"Morne Morkel's recovery from his hamstring injury is still a work in progress," commented CSA selection convener Andrew Hudson, "and we consider it prudent to provide extra depth to our fast bowling resources."

Abbott shot to prominence in the third Test against Pakistan in Centurion, taking seven wickets in the first innings and ending his debut Test with nine wickets. He got his chance after taking 49 wickets in nine four-day domestic matches.

Proteas ODI squad: AB de Villiers (Titans, capt), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Hashim Amla (Dolphins), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Colin Ingram (Warriors), Rory Kleinveldt (Cape Cobras), Ryan McLaren (Knights), David Miller (Dolphins), Morne Morkel (Titans), Robin Peterson (Cape Cobras), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Graeme Smith (Cape Cobras), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (Dolphins).

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