Cricket

Graeme Smith back in action

2013-10-03 09:05
Graeme Smith (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Proteas Test skipper Graeme Smith has made a return to the playing field after suffering from injury in the last few months.

Smith cut short his stint at English country Surrey in May this year due to the recurrence of an ankle problem.

It was discovered the condition was actually a fracture of the heel bone which required surgery. He had two pins inserted and was on crutches for eight weeks before beginning physical activity.

Smith on Wednesday returned to action when he played for the Cape Cobras in a pre-season warm-up game against Indian side Madhya Pradesh at Newlands.

Although he only scored two runs, he fielded in the slips and reported a clean bill of health after 21 weeks out, which bodes well for the Proteas' upcoming series against Pakistan in the UAE.

The Proteas will depart for Dubai on Friday, and start their tour with a three-day game against Pakistan A in Sjarjah next Tuesday.

The first Test starts in Abu Dhabi on October 14, while there will also be five one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games.

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