South Africa vs Australia: South Africa call up Dwaine Pretorius for injured Dale Steyn

Dwaine Pretorius will join South Africa squad in Hobart for the second Test after Dale Steyn sustained a shoulder injury during the Perth Test.

By: AFP | Perth | Published:November 8, 2016 1:58 pm
South Africa vs Australia, Australia vs South Africa, SA vs Aus, Aus vs SA, Dale Steyn, Steyn injury, Dwaine Pretorius, Pretorius, Cricket news, Cricket Dale Steyn is set to spend at least six months on the sidelines after breaking his shoulder. (Source: Reuters)

Uncapped all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has been called into the South African Test squad for the series against Australia as cover for injured strike bowler Dale Steyn.

Steyn is set to spend at least six months on the sidelines after breaking his shoulder while bowling during the Proteas 177-run win in the first Test in Perth, which finished yesterday.

Pretorius, who made his one-day debut earlier this year, will join the squad in Hobart for the second Test starting on Saturday, Cricket South Africa said on its website.

Morne Morkel is seen as the leading contender to replace Steyn in the starting team for Hobart. The third and final Test is in Adelaide.