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South Africa rope in Marchant de Lange as cover for Dale Steyn

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 9:39 IST

In a bid to strengthen their bowling department, South Africa have roped in fast bowler Marchant de Lange into the squad for the remaining Tests against India.

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Reflecting on De Lange's inclusion, coach Russell Domingo said the 25-year-old was an impact player who could turn the entire game with a good spell, Sport24 reported.

Besides De Lange, the squad will include three other fit seamers namely Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott while Dale Steyn's availability for the third Test is still in doubt as he has been recovering from a groin injury.

Expressing his views on the upcoming matches, Domingo said his side are still in the game with two matches left and insisted his players to perform well with both bat and ball to claim victory.

The coach further said that although India are playing well at the moment, South Africa are looking forward for the remaining Tests.

India are currently leading the series by 1-0 following their 108-run win over the visitors at Mohali. The second Test between two sides was called-off because of persistent rain and wet outfield.

India will now play the third Test against South Africa at Nagpur from November 25 while fourth and the final Test is likely to be played at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground from December 3.


First published: 20 November 2015, 6:04 IST