SA recall released players for final England Test

Ranchi: South Africa’s Temba Bavuma in action on Day 3 of the 3rd Test match between India and South Africa at JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Oct 21, 2019. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Port Elizabeth, Jan 21 (IANS) South Africa have recalled four of the five released players — Temba Bavuma, Beuran Hendricks, Keegan Petersen and Andile Phehlukwayo — for the fourth and final Test of the ongoing series against England.

The four players will join the team in Johannesburg on Tuesday and will therefore be unavailable for selection for the next round of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Domestic Franchise Four-Day Series ahead of the fourth Test against England beginning Friday at The Wanderers. Rudi Second will remain with the Warriors.

The Johannesburg game will be the last for pacer Vernon Philander who had last month announced that he would be retiring from all forms of cricket after the England Test series.

The Johannesburg Test could also be the final match in red-ball cricket for Faf du Plessis.

England lead the series 2-1 after they registered victory by an innings and 53 runs in Port Elizabeth.

Squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Rassie van der Dussen, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Anrich Nortje, Dane Paterson, Vernon Philander, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Temba Bavuma, Andile Phehlukwayo, Beuran Hendricks, Keegan Petersen.

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