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Paterson replaces injured Morkel in South African squad

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WSB Cape Cobras fast bowler, Dane Paterson, has been added to the Standard Bank 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.

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.”

The squad will travel to Bloemfontein on Tuesday.