Proteas call up Ngidi, Olivier after Steyn injury


Fast bowlers, Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi, have been added to the South Africa squad ahead of the second Test against India starting in Centurion on Saturday.

The fast bowling duo come in for the injured Dale Steyn, who has been ruled out of the series due to a heel injury he picked in the Proteas 72-run victory over the tourists at Newlands.

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Commenting on the additions, Proteas coach Ottis Gibson said: “We have to replace Dale who has picked up an unfortunate injury.

“I felt really sorry for him because he has done a lot of good stuff and put in the hard work to get back to where he was.

“We have called up Duanne Olivier who has been with us before and we will also add Lungi Ngidi to the squad.

“I have heard a lot of good things about Ngidi so I’m looking forward to see what he brings.

“We are expecting similar bowling-friendly conditions in Pretoria so this pair will bolster up our options heading into the match.”