Robin Peterson Replaces Injured Aaron Phangiso

Robin Peterson
Robin Peterson has been added to South Africa's limited overs squad to tour Australia
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Robin Peterson has been called up to replace fellow left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso, who will miss South Africa's tour of Australia with a sprained finger.

Phangiso will be on the sidelines for between four and six weeks and will miss the November tour which comprises three Twenty20 Internationals and five One-Day Internationals.

"Aaron sustained a grade two ligament sprain of a joint of the middle finger in his left hand," team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee confirmed.

"The injury was sustained during a Sunfoil Series match for the bizhub Highveld Lions three weeks ago, and was aggravated during the current tour.

"He complained of discomfort over the last few days, and a subsequent MRI scan on Friday confirmed the severity of the injury."

Peterson, who has played 77 ODIs and 20 Twenty20 Internationals, has taken nine wickets in the early part of South Africa's domestic season, including a haul of five for 25 in a Momentum Cup one-day game  for the Cape Cobras against the Warriors.

His last ODI appearance came in November 2013 and he hasn't featured in the T20I team since March 2013.

The first T20I against Australia is on 5th November.

South Africa ODI squad: AB de Villiers (captain), Hashim Amla (vice-captain), Kyle Abbott, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn

South Africa T20I squad: JP Duminy (captain), Kyle Abbott, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Robin Peterson, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, David Wiese

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