Ryan McLaren has played only one Test match for South Africa © Getty Images
Ryan McLaren has played only one Test match for South Africa © Getty Images

 

Jan 29, 2014

 

Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced a 15-man squad to face Australia in a three-match Test series. CSA made the announcement via their official Twitter account.

 

Fast bowlers Ryan McLaren and Wayne Parnell have been included in the squad. While McLaren has played only one Test for the Proteas, Parnell has played in three.

 

Leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been dropped from the  squad. Tahir endured a miserable time against India in the first of the two-match Test series in December 2013.

 

Graeme Smith will lead the side. Quinton de Kock has not been included in the squad. South Africa will have Dale Steyn, Morne Morkell and Vernon Philander to lead their bowling attack.

 

The first Test starts on February 12 in Centurion. The second Test will be played in Cape Town from February 20. The third and final Test will be played in Port Elizabeth, which will begin on March 1.

 

Squad: Graeme Smith (c), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy , Faf du Plessis , Dean Elgar, Rory Kleinveldt, Ryan McLaren, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Alviro Petersen, Robbie Peterson, Vernon Philander , Dale Steyn, Thami Tsolekile.