Monday 13 December 2010 

South Africa Release Botha, Duminy And Parnell

South Africa Release Botha, Duminy And Parnell
South Africa Release Botha, Duminy And Parnell
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South Africa have released Johan Botha, JP Duminy and Wayne Parnell from their Test squad ahead of the opening match against India, which begins on 16th December.

The move means that the selectors will now have a 12-man squad to pick from at Centurion Park with pacers Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Ryan McLaren and left-arm spinner Paul Harris presumably competing for one spot in the team.

Meanwhile, captain Graeme Smith has been back in the nets for the first time since fracturing a finger against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

“I was very pleased with the way it went,” he said. “I am following the same processes I have always followed when coming back from injury. I will step up my batting schedule over the next two days.”

The series sees the two sides occupying positions one and two in the ICC Test rankings clash over three matches with Tests in Durban and Cape Town following the opener at Centurion Park.

South Africa (from): Graeme Smith (captain), Hashim Amla, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, Paul Harris, Jacques Kallis, Ryan McLaren, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Ashwell Prince, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

Tour Schedule

16 Dec 2010 1st Test South Africa v India Centurion Park Test
26 Dec 2010 2nd Test South Africa v India Sahara Stadium, Kingsmead, Durban Test
02 Jan 2011 3rd Test South Africa v India Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town Test
09 Jan 2011 Only Twenty20 South Africa v India Sahara Stadium, Kingsmead, Durban IT20
12 Jan 2011 1st ODI South Africa v India Sahara Stadium, Kingsmead, Durban ODI
15 Jan 2011 2nd ODI South Africa v India New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg ODI
18 Jan 2011 3rd ODI South Africa v India Sahara Park Newlands, Cape Town ODI
21 Jan 2011 4th ODI South Africa v India Sahara Oval, St George's Park, Port Elizabeth ODI
23 Jan 2011 5th ODI South Africa v India Centurion Park ODI

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