Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Cricket | SA Team

Ryan McLaren © Gallo Images

McLaren recalled to Proteas squad



Chevrolet Knights allrounder Ryan McLaren has been called up to the Proteas squad for the final test against Australia, starting in Perth on Friday, as cover for injured players Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander.

“There are injury concerns around both Jacques Kallis and Vernon Philander, so we have specifically gone for an allrounder as a like-for-like replacement," said Andrew Hudson, CSA convener of selectors.

"Ryan can comfortably bat No 7 in addition to his seam bowling skills.”

McLaren’s only previous test appearance was in the final test against England in 2010, where Steyn and Morkel ravaged England and McLaren was hardly required to bowl, as South Africa came back to square the four-match series 1-1.

The 29-year-old's most recent appearance for the Proteas was in the recently-completed ODI series in England.

His domestic form for the Knights in the Momentum One Day Cup has been good – he has taken 15 wickets in six matches, at an average of 15.06, and has scored 179 runs at an average of 44.75.

McLaren will leave for Australia on Monday evening.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Haze's Comment
An interesting bat comparison
My IPL commentary schedule has afforded me the opportunity to put my feet up for a few days in The...

Mpumelelo Mbangwa
World Cup form influencing IPL selection
A week has gone by since the start of this eighth edition of the IPL and it seems like business as...

Kepler Wessels
Time to prepare for T20
The next ICC event is only a few months away. The world T20 is the next world event on the schedule.

Faf du Plessis
Bring on the IPL!
Greetings from Chennai, India where I am back playing in the Indian Premier League