Abbott added to Proteas party
Kyle Abbott has been called into South Africa’s squad for the limited-overs series against Pakistan as injury cover for Morne Morkel.
The 25-year-old paceman had a Test debut to remember last week after replacing Morkel, who has a hamstring complaint, ripping through Misbah-ul-Haq’s side to register first-innings figures of 7-29.
And with Morkel still not fully fit, Abbott has been given his chance in the limited-overs format.
"Morne Morkel's recovery is still a work in progress," Cricket South Africa selection convener Andrew Hudson said.
"And we consider it prudent to provide extra depth to our fast-bowling resources."
The first of two Twenty20s is on Friday, with the five-match one-day international rubber starting on March 10.