McLaren, Parnell the Contenders to Replace Kallis - The New Indian Express

McLaren, Parnell the Contenders to Replace Kallis

Published: 29th January 2014 03:14 PM

Last Updated: 29th January 2014 05:06 PM

Allrounders Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell have been called into South Africa's test squad for the three-match home series against Australia, signaling they are the contenders to replace the retired Jacques Kallis.

McLaren and Parnell are included in the top-ranked Proteas' 15-man squad announced Wednesday. They replaced Kallis, who played his final test last month, and spinner Imran Tahir, who was dropped.

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 The remainder of South Africa's squad was unchanged from the series win over India last month with wicketkeeper batsman AB de Villiers picked despite only recovering from surgery to remove a plate in his left hand two weeks ago.

The bulk of Australia's squad arrives in South Africa on Wednesday following a 5-0 drubbing of England in the Ashes. The first test at Centurion starts Feb. 12.

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