Olivier and Ngidi added to Test squad

Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi

Fast bowlers, Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi, have been added to the Standard Bank Proteas squad ahead of the second Sunfoil Test match against India starting at SuperSport Park 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.

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.”

The squad will travel to Centurion on Wednesday and details of the training and media schedule will be advised soon.