Paterson in for injured Morkel


Cape Cobras fast bowler Dane Paterson has been added to the Proteas Test squad for the second Sunfoil Test against Bangladesh starting at Manguang Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday. 

Paterson replaces Morne Morkel, who sustained a Grade two tear to the left abdominal oblique muscle during the 333-run victory at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Monday.

The quick is uncapped at Test level but made his T20I debut against Sri Lanka in January.

He has taken six wickets in two Sunfoil Series matches this season with both games being played on flat tracks.

In 85 first class matches Paterson has taken 285 wickets at an average of 23.24.

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Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained the injury: “ Morne complained of a sharp pain to his left side yesterday and immediately aborted his bowling spell.

“Subsequent scans this morning confirmed a Grade two tear to the left abdominal oblique muscle which rules him out of the remainder of the series.

“He will need a 4-6 week recovery period and will target a return for the T20 Global League in November.”

South Africa face Bangladesh in the second and final Test of the series in Bloemfontein with play scheduled to get underway on Friday October 6.