Friday 8 January 2010 

South Africa Recall Parnell, Call-Up Imran Tahir

South Africa Recall Parnell, Call-Up Imran Tahir
South Africa Recall Parnell, Call-Up Imran Tahir
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South Africa have named a 15-man squad for the fourth and final Test against England in Johannesburg, recalling left-arm fast bowler Wayne Parnell and calling up uncapped leg-spinner Imran Tahir.

Parnell, also uncapped, was included in the Test squad for the first match but was dropped for the second and third Tests and he joins Alviro Petersen and Ryan McLaren in being added to the playing eleven that drew in Cape Town, meaning England go into the final game with a 1-0 series lead.

Tahir has previously represented Pakistan A but has taken wickets wherever he has bowled, having enjoyed stints with Easterns, the Nashua Titans, Yorkshire, Hampshire and Middlesex.

He has played 101 first-class matches since making his debut in the 1996/7 season for Lahore City in Pakistan.

“This is a must win Test for us, and we have covered all our bases as far as the composition of our attack is concerned," selection convener Mike Procter commented.

Fast bowler Friedel de Wet is struggling with a back injury and is due to undergo a scan ahead of the game.

South Africa Test squad: Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, Friedel de Wet, JP Duminy, Paul Harris, Jacques Kallis, Ryan McLaren, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Alviro Petersen, Ashwell Prince, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir

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