Proteas

Philander fit and firing for Proteas

2017-07-11 10:35
Vernon Philander (Getty)

Cape Town - The Proteas have been boosted by the news that Vernon Philander is available for the second Test against England starting on Friday at Trent Bridge. 

The 32-year-old had been a concern after injuring his bowling hand while batting in the first innings at Lord's last week. 

Philander made 52 in that knock but was hit on the hand by a delivery from James Anderson. 

After he had been dismissed, Philander was sent for X-rays and did not immediately bowl in the second innings. 

The scans revealed that there was no fracture, but Philander still bowled just five of South Africa's 36.4 overs, prompting concerns that he would struggle to be fit in time for Friday. 

But the news coming out of the Proteas camp is that Philander is fine and available for selection. 

It is seriously good news for South Africa, especially considering that they are 1-0 down after Lord's and that Kagiso Rabada is suspended.

Duanne Olivier, Chris Morris and Andile Phehlukwayo are the players in line to replace Rabada.

Read more on:    proteas  |  vernon philander  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 13 January 2018
South Africa v India, Centurion 10:00
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
South Africa v India, Johannesburg 10:00
Thursday, 01 February 2018
South Africa v India, Durban 13:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

The Proteas have announced plans to play a four-day Test against Zimbabwe starting on Boxing Day. What do you make of this?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.