Pakistan in SA

Abbott added to ODI squad

2013-02-27 15:30
Kyle Abbott (Gallo Images)
Cape Town -  Fast bowler Kyle Abbott, who took nine wickets on his Test debut last week, has been added to South Africa's squad for the one-day international series against Pakistan.

"Morne Morkel's recovery from his hamstring injury is still a work in progress and we consider it prudent to provide extra depth to our fast bowling resources," selection convener Andrew Hudson said in a Cricket South Africa statement on Wednesday.

Morkel's injury also provided Abbott with an initial Tst squad call-up and when Jacques Kallis withdrew on the first morning, he was trust into the team.

Abbott's seven for 29 in the first innings was the second best return on debut by a South African and he helped bowl his side to an innings win over Pakistan to complete a 3-0 series whitewash.

The 25-year-old was already in the squad for two T20 internationals on Friday and Sunday. The five-match ODI series starts on March 10.

South Africa v Pakistan ODI dates:

Sunday, March 10: South Africa v Pakistan, Bloemfontein - 10:00
Friday, March 15: South Africa v Pakistan, Centurion - 14:30
Sunday, March 17 : South Africa v Pakistan, Johannesburg - 10:00
Thursday, March 21: South Africa v Pakistan, Durban - 10:00
Sunday March 24: South Africa v Pakistan, Benoni - 10:00

Proteas ODI squad:

AB de Villiers (Titans, captain), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Hashim Amla (Dolphins), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Colin Ingram (Warriors), Rory Kleinveldt (Cape Cobras), Ryan McLaren (Knights), David Miller (Dolphins), Morne Morkel (Titans), Robin Peterson (Cape Cobras), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Graeme Smith (Cape Cobras), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras), Lonwabo Tsotsobe (Dolphins)

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