Chris Morris returns to South Africa squad for Test series against India

Chris Morris has made recovery from groin injury
Chris Morris has made recovery from groin injury

South Africa have recalled all-rounder Chris Morris in the 15-man squad that will face India in a three-match Test series.

Morris last played for the Proteas in July this year and was sidelined by a groin injury. However, he was drafted back into the squad after a series of good performances for Titans in the Ram Slam T20 tournament where he helped them win the title with figures of 13 for four in the final.

The 30-year-old has replaced Duanne Olivier in the squad that featured in the four-day Test against Zimbabwe in Port Elizabeth.

Skipper Faf du Plessis and ace fast bowler Dale Steyn are also named in the full-strength squad after missing the day-night game against Zimbabwe due to injuries.

Quinton de Kock, who sustained a hamstring injury during the game against Zimbabwe has also found a place as the Proteas gear up to face the number one ranked Test side.

The three Tests will be played between 5th and 28th January with Cape Town, Centurion and Johannesburg being the venues.

South Africa squad:

Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn.

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