Rudi Second, one of the new caps in the Standard Bank Proteas Test squad to play three Tests in India in October, has suffered an injury while practising with the South Africa A side that will require immediate surgery and he has consequently been ruled out of the touring party.
His place with be taken by Multiply Titans wicketkeeper/batsman Heinrich Klaasen.
“Klaasen is part of the one-day squad for the South Africa A tour and he will now be added to the squad in Second’s place for the four-day series that will assist his preparation for the Proteas Test series,” commented CSA Acting Director of Cricket Corrie van Zyl.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has also announced the switching of venues for the Test section of the tour. The second Test match will now be played at Pune and the final one at Ranchi.