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No all-pace attack for Proteas in 1st test

Gone are the days when a South African team goes without a spinner and the Proteas are not considering playing four specialist fast bowlers, says assistant coach Russell Domingo.

Published: 06th November 2012 02:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th November 2012 03:30 PM   |  A+A-

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By AP

South Africa assistant coach Russell Domingo says the Proteas won't take an all-pace attack into the first cricket test against Australia from Friday.

Domingo told reporters on Friday "gone are the days when a South African team goes without a spinner" and the Proteas are not considering playing four specialist fast bowlers.

Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander will likely share the new ball and Morne Morkel will return to the bowling lineup after missing South Africa's only warmup match against Australia A. All-rounder Jacques Kallis, who also missed the Australia A match through illness, will take the role of the fourth seamer.

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir is likely to fill out the attack, despite taking only 2-157 against Australia A.

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