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South Africa include Dane Piedt for New Zealand Tests

Dane Piedt last played for South Africa in August last year
Dane Piedt last played for South Africa in August last year
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South Africa off-spinner Dane Piedt has been drafted into the Test squad for the remainder of series against New Zealand.

The 27-year-old has played seven Tests for the Proteas after making his debut in August 2014 in which he has snared 24 wickets including a five-wicket haul and three four-wicket hauls. However, his last appearance came in August last year following which he lost his place to left-arm-spinner Keshav Maharaj.

In overall 80 first-class games, Piedt has picked 282 wickets including 16 five-wicket hauls at an average of 30.

Piedt's is awaiting clearance in visa and is expected to be in contention for the the third Test against New Zealand in Hamilton that kicks-off on 25th March.

With the first Test in Dunedin ending in a draw, both South Africa and New Zealand will look to claim an unassailable lead when they lock horns with each other in the second game in Wellington that will be played between 16th and 20th March.

South Africa squad for remaining two Tests against New Zealand

Faf du Plessis (captain), Stephen Cook, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, JP Duminy, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Theunis de Bruyn, Heinrich Klaasen, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Dane Piedt

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