Johannesburg - Imran Tahir was dropped from the Proteas Test squad to face Australia in a
three-match series starting on February 12 in Centurion.
"We just went with Robbie P (Robin Peterson), as he put in one or two
good performances for us," said Hudson at the South Africa squad announcement
here at the Wanderers on Wednesday.
Proteas Test squad:
Graeme Smith (Cape Cobras, captain), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), AB de Villiers (Titans), JP Duminy (Cape Cobras), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Dean Elgar (Knights), Rory Kleinveldt (Cape Cobras), Ryan McLaren (Knights), Morné Morkel (Titans), Wayne Parnell (Warriors), Alviro Petersen (Highveld Lions), Robin Peterson (Cape Cobras), Vernon Philander (Cape Cobras), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras), Thami Tsolekile (Highveld Lions).
Australia tour fixtures:
5-8 February: Australia v SA Invitation XI, Senwes Park, Potchefstroom
12-16 February: 1st Test match, SuperSport Park, Centurion
20-24 February: 2nd Test match, St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
1-5 March: 3rd Test match, Newlands, Cape Town
9 March: 1st T20 International, St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth (Day)
12 March: 2nd T20 International, Kingsmead, Durban (Day/Night)
14 March: 3rd T20 International, SuperSport Park, Centurion (Day/Night)