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SA call up young fast bowler De Lange

Press Trust Of India
Dec 06, 2011 at 10:38pm IST

Johannesburg: South Africa has included uncapped 21-year-old fast bowler Marchant de Lange in its squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka.

The Proteas also recalled batsman Alviro Petersen to a 13-man group for next week's opening match of the three-Test series at Centurion, near Pretoria.

De Lange, who has played just 14 first-class games, took 5-56 in an innings for South Africa A against Australia in a four-day game last month.

SA call up young fast bowler De Lange

The Proteas also recalled batsman Alviro Petersen to a 13-man group.

Head selector Andrew Hudson said on Tuesday that De Lange "has impressed all with his pace and potential and he took full advantage of his opportunity against Australia."

Batsman JP Duminy, spin bowler Paul Harris and left-arm seamer Lonwabo Tsotsobe were dropped from the squad for the opening Test.

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