Imran Tahir Replaces Injured Robin Peterson

Imran Tahir Replaces Injured Robin Peterson
Imran Tahir has been named as a replacement for Peterson who was hit on his forefinger during a practice session on Tuesday.
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South Africa's left-arm spinner, Robin Peterson is the latest to join the list of injured players in the ongoing Test series against West Indies after being hit during a practice session on Tuesday.

Peterson,aged 35, was hit on his forefinger and had three stitches needing two-weeks to recover eventually ruling him out of the Test series.

Imran Tahir has been named as a replacement for Peterson, who will remain the lone spinner in the squad.

South Africa went for an all pace attack in the first test at Centurion which they won by an innings and 220 runs.

However, there is a strong possibility of a spin introduction in the second test at Port Elizabeth starting on December 26.

Tahir, who had lost his test spot to Dane Piedt in Sri Lanka, has caught the spotlight once again with six wickets in a first class match for the Dolphins.

Earlier, South African wicket-keeper Quinton de Kock, was also ruled out with an ankle injury.

South Africa Test Squad: Hashim Amla (captain), AB de Villiers, Kyle Abbott, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Stiaan van Zyl.

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