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Proteas add Viljoen to second Test squad

South Africa have made another addition to their squad for the second Test in Cape Town following the call-up of uncapped seamer Hardus Viljoen.

The Proteas’ fast-bowling stocks have been hit hard by injury with Viljoen included after Kyle Abbott reported a hamstring problem in the wake of England’s 241-run first Test success.

Dale Steyn is also a major doubt for Cape Town, after hurting a shoulder in Durban, while Vernon Philander is not ready to return from the injury he suffered while playing a warm-up match of football during the tour of India.

Uncapped quick Hardus Viljoen has been called into South Africa's squad for the second Test against England in Cape Town

Viljoen, a 26-year-old right-arm quick, has been one of the form bowlers in domestic South African cricket and has taken 295 first-class wickets in his career.

"With a short turnaround between the first and second Tests, we've included Hardus in the squad as a precautionary measure to cover all our bases," Cricket South Africa convener of selectors Linda Zondi.

"Hardus has taken 20 wickets in the first two rounds of the Sunfoil Series."

Viljoen's inclusion follows call-ups for wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock and seamer Chris Morris as the world number one side aim to bounce back in the four-match series.