AB de Villiers in ODI squad for Bangladesh series, Dane Paterson included
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AB de Villiers in ODI squad for Bangladesh series, Dane Paterson included

AB de Villiers makes a comeback to the South Africa team after being included in the ODI squad for the Bangladesh series while Dane Paterson has earned a maiden ODI call-up after he was also included in Cricket South Africa’s Test squad.

cricket Updated: Oct 05, 2017 11:18 IST
Reuters, Cape Town
Dane Paterson,South Africa vs Bangladesh,Morne Morkel
AB de Villiers has been included in the South Africa ODI squad for the Bangladesh series while newcomer Dane Paterson has also been included. (Getty Images)

Dane Paterson was handed a first call-up to South Africa’s one-day international team on Wednesday for the series against Bangladesh, two days after receiving his first selection for the Test side.

He is the only uncapped player among the 14 called up for the three ODIs in Kimberley on Oct. 15; Paarl on Oct. 18 and East London on Oct. 22.

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Paterson was called up on Monday to replace the injured Morne Morkel for the second Test against Bangladesh that starts in Bloemfontein on Friday.

“Dane did very well in the T20s against England earlier this year, particularly when it came to death bowling,” said Cricket South Africa selection panel official Linda Zondi.

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“We now want to see if he can do a similar job in the 50 overs format. “Faf du Plessis will lead the Proteas now that he has taken over the captaincy from AB de Villiers in the ODI format. This is the start of our campaign to begin preparing our squad for the 2019 World Cup,” he added.

Squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada

First Published: Oct 04, 2017 17:08 IST