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.
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, bdcrictime.com