Rossouw added to Test squad


Rilee Rossouw has been named as the replacement for injured Quinton de Kock in the Proteas squad for the remaining two matches against the West Indies, Cricket South Africa said on Sunday.

"Rilee has been knocking on the door for some time," CSA selection convenor, Andrew Hudson said in a statement.

"He and Temba Bavuma shared a partnership of 343 at a run rate of almost four to the over in the recent winning series for South Africa A against Australia A.

"The fact that he has also recently represented the Proteas in both the limited overs formats means that he will integrate easily into the Proteas squad system."

De Kock has been ruled out after sustaining an ankle ligament injury during the first Test match at SuperSport Park.

Rossouw will now play the last two matches to be held at St. George's Park in Port Elizabeth and Newlands in Cape Town respectively, over the festive season.

The make up of the revised test squad now stands as follows:

Hashim Amla (Nashua Cape Cobras, capt), AB de Villiers (The Unlimited Titans, vice-capt), Alviro Petersen (bizhub Highveld Lions), Dean Elgar (The Unlimited Titans), Faf du Plessis (The Unlimited Titans), Stiaan van Zyl (Nashua Cape Cobras), Temba Bavuma (bizhub Highveld Lions), Vernon Philander (Nashua Cape Cobras), Robin Peterson (Nashua Cape Cobras), Dale Steyn (Nashua Cape Cobras), Morne Morkel (The Unlimited Titans), Kyle Abbott (Sunfoil Dolphins), Kagiso Rabada (bizhub Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Chevrolet Knights).