South Africa add Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi to squad for second Test

Duanne Olivier has played five Tests for South Africa
Duanne Olivier has played five Tests for South Africa

South Africa have added pace bowlers Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi to the squad for the second Test against India to be played at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

The decision follows after Dale Steyn sustained a heel injury during the first game in Centurion that has ruled him out of the entire series.

Steyn, who made a comeback after 13 months, bowled 17.3 overs and picked two wickets in the first innings before leaving the field. Even though he came to bat in the second innings, did not take the ball but despite his absence, South Africa bowled out India for 135 runs and completed a 72-run victory.

Olivier has already played five Tests for the Proteas previously and has snared 17 wickets while Ngidi is yet to make an appearance in this format.

“I have heard a lot of good things about Ngidi so I’m looking forward to see what he brings,” coach Ottis Gibson said in a media release from Cricket South Africa.

"We are expecting similar bowling-friendly conditions in Pretoria so this pair will bolster up our options heading into the match."

The second Test will be played between 13th and 17th January with South Africa having a 1-0 lead.

South Africa squad for second Test:

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, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

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