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South Africa usher in Marchant de Lange as cowl for Dale Steyn

Marchant de Lange, the Titans pacer, has been added to South Africa’s squad forward of the third Check towards India in Nagpur from November 25 (Wednesday) as cowl for Dale Steyn, who’s more likely to miss the sport as a result of a groin damage.

Russell Domingo, the South African coach, defined the rationale behind the choice, saying: “In the mean time, we solely have three match seamers in Morne Morkel, Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott. So with Dale nonetheless battling a groin damage, we determined to deliver Marchant in as cowl, so we’re ready in case one of many three breaks down.

“Marchant’s largest power is tempo,” Domingo added. “If the ball does begin to reverse-swing, his tempo by means of the air brings him into the competition. Despite the fact that his performances again house have been a bit inconsistent, we do know that as an influence participant, he’s a man that may flip the sport with a very good spell. Guys that may bowl at one hundred fifty km per hour will all the time be good worth,” he stated.

The best-arm pacer, who turned 25 final month, was a part of the South African aspect of their ODI and T20I collection victories towards India. Lange made his Check debut in 2011 however has performed solely two matches in whites.

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