Monday 16 January 2012 

South Africa Make Three Changes For Remaining ODIs

South Africa Make Three Changes For Remaining ODIs
South Africa Make Three Changes For Remaining ODIs
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South Africa have made three changes to their squad ahead of the final three One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka in Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Johannesburg.

Hashim Amla leaves the squad due to a family issue, Rory Kleinveldt has an injured thigh and Jacques Kallis is being rested, resulting in call-ups for Alviro Petersen, Vernon Philander and Colin Ingram.

Petersen and Philander played key roles in the Proteas' 2-1 Test series win over Sri Lanka while Ingram made a century on his ODI debut and was a member of the 2011 World Cup squad.

"Both Petersen and Philander showed excellent form in the recent Sunfoil Test series against Sri Lanka and they have also represented the Proteas in the ODI format before so I don’t anticipate their having any problems adapting to 50 overs cricket," Cricket South Africa selection convener Andrew Hudson said.

"Ingram has also been in top form in domestic cricket and was a member of the squad that went to the World Cup last year after making a century on debut against Zimbabwe.

"Although we are sad to lose players such as Amla and Kallis I see this as an opportunity to try out our options. There are still places up for grabs in our ODI squad and I must say I am excited to see the talent coming through our development pipeline."

Petersen made his ODI debut in 2006 and has to date played in 14 ODIs while Philander, who debuted in 2007, last played against England in 2008.

South Africa lead the series 2-0 after 258-run and five-wicket victories in Paarl and East London respectively.

South Africa ODI squad: AB de Villiers (captain), Johan Botha, JP Duminy, Francois du Plessis, Colin Ingram, Albie Morkel, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Graeme Smith, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

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