Dane Paterson called-up for South Africa ODI squad against Bangladesh

Dane Paterson has played four T20Is for South Africa
Dane Paterson has played four T20Is for South Africa
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South Africa have called up Cape Cobras fast bowler Dane Paterson for the upcoming One-Day International series against Bangladesh.

The decision comes just two days after he had received his first call-up to Test squad where he replaced injured Morne Morkel for the second game that begins on Friday.

The 28-year-old has already played in four Twenty20 Internationals for the Proteas in which he snared five wickets but is yet to make an appearance in the 50-over format.

South Africa's convener of selectors Linda Zondi said they want to test Paterson's credentials in the 50-over format.

"Dane did very well in the T20s against England earlier this year, particularly when it came to death bowling," said Zondi.

"We now want to see if he can do a similar job in the 50 overs format."

Also included in the squad is middle order batsman Temba Bavuma, who has played a solitary ODI for South Africa in September 2016 with injured duo Morkel and Chris Morris not considered for selection while Keshav Maharaj has been dropped.

This will also be the first full-time ODI series Faf du Plessis will be in charge of South Africa after AB de Villiers announced his decision to step down from the captaincy role.

“Faf du Plessis will lead the Proteas now that he has taken over the captaincy from AB de Villiers in the ODI format. This is the start of our campaign to begin preparing our squad for the 2019 World Cup,” he added.

The three-match ODI series will be played between 15th and 22nd October.

South Africa ODI squad:

Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wk), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada

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