Paterson named Morkel’s replacement

Paterson named Morkel's replacement

Right-arm fast bowler Dane Paterson has been announced as replacement for injured Morne Morkel for the second Test against Bangladesh in Bloemfontein. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ পুরো সিরিজ থেকে ছিটকে গেলেন মরকেল, স্কোয়াডে প্যাটারসন]

Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced Paterson’s name after the hosts pulled off a massive 333-run win against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom. Morkel sustained a left side strain in the fourth day and didn’t bowl anymore in the Test. Scan reports confirmed his injury on Monday.

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Paterson had earlier played four T20 Internationals for the Proteas. He might be making his Test debut this time. The 28-year-old has taken 285 wickets in 85 first-class matches at 23.24 with ten five-wicket hauls.

South Africa are 1-0 ahead in the two-match series after a thumping victory in Potchefstroom. The second Test will begin on October 6 at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein.

South Africa squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj , Aiden Markram, Duanne Olivier, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dane Paterson.


-Ruffin, Correspondent,

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