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Klaasen replaces injured Second for India Tests


Heinrich Klaasen has been called up for the three-Test series in India to replace the injured Rudi Second, who suffered an injury during practice with South Africa A.

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Rudi Second has suffered an injury during practice with South Africa A and he will be needing surgery. Meanwhile, Cricket South Africa (CSA) named Henrich Klaasen as his replacement for the three-match Test series against India.

CSA Acting Director of Cricket Corrie van Zyl said:

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“Klaasen is part of the one-day squad for the South Africa A tour and he will now be added to the squad in Second’s place for the four-day series that will assist his preparation for the Proteas Test series.”

Klaasen is yet to make his debut for South Africa in the longer format of the game. He has  featured in 14 ODIs and nine T20Is for South Africa. Second is a seasoned first-class campaigner and has featured in 105 games and has scored 6893 runs at an average of 45.05.

South Africa will tour India on September 15 with the first of the three T20Is in Dharamsala and will start the Test series on October 2 in Visakhapatnam.

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