South Africa call up Elgar

  • Last Updated: November 11 2012, 12:08 GMT

South Africa have called up all-rounder Dean Elgar to replace the injured JP Duminy for the remainder of the Test series in Australia.

Dean Elgar: Replaces the injured JP Duminy Down Under

Elgar, who made his one-day debut for South Africa in England in August, is a left-handed batsman and slow left-arm bowler.

Cricket South Africa spokesman Andrew Hudson said: "We have opted for a like-for-like replacement. Dean can bat anywhere in the top order and he also gives us a back-up spin bowling option."

Duminy ruptured his left Achilles tendon in a freak warm-down incident following the opening day's play in the first Test in Brisbane on Friday.

He had successful surgery to reattach the tendon on Saturday.


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