Cape Town - The Proteas are set to include leg-spinner, Imran
Tahir, in their starting XI for the second one-day international (ODI)
against Australia in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.
Tahir was omitted
form the starting team in Wednesday's 93-run pounding at the hands of
the Australians in Centurion. He was left out at the expense of an extra
seam-bowler, but according to Die Burger
newspapers, the Pakistan-born bowler will in all likelihood be included for the second match at St George's Park.
Botha was the Proteas' only specialist spinner in Wednesday's game at
SuperSport Park after Robin Peterson
was released to play first class
cricket for the Cape Cobras against the Dolphins this weekend.
is expected to partner Botha as the South Africans will look to make
the best of a traditionally slow pitch in Port Elizabeth.
was a star for the Proteas at the World Cup in India earlier this year.
He took 14 wickets in only 5 matches, before the South Africans were
knocked out in the quarter-finals against New Zealand.
captain, Hashim Amla
, admitted that their batting is the biggest problem
thus far. "We're just not stringing together partnerships with the bat.
The last couple of games, we've had no big partnerships and that's put a
lot of pressure on the middle and lower-order. That's the big thing we
need to work on before the next game."
Amla was, however, more pleased with his bowlers' performance at SuperSport Park.
"Luckily our bowlers are starting to find their feet and I think we did quite well (in Centurion).
(Kallis) and Dale (Steyn) alleviated the damage slightly at the end of
Australia's innings, because things could have been a lot worse," said