Wiaan Mulder called up for SL Tests

2019-02-07 at 17:56

South Africa has called up uncapped all-rounder Wiaan Mulder to their squad for the two-test series against Sri Lanka that starts next week.

The 20-year-old, who was previously included in the squad for last year’s series against Australia but has yet to make his test debut, was sidelined by an Achilles injury from September to January.

His inclusion is the only addition to the squad that scored a clean sweep over Pakistan in their three-test series in December and January.

Head Selector Linda Zondi said in a statement Wiaan has been part of the strategic thinking in developing a batting all-rounder for the test squad for some time and are gradually working him back into the Proteas set-up.

Meanwhile, Lungi Ngidi, who is recovering from a knee injury, continues to be on the sidelines with the selectors keen on not rushing him back into action.

The Test series against Sri Lanka gets underway at Kingsmead, Durban from February 13.

The second Test will be played from February 21 at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth followed by five ODIs and three T20Is.

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