South Africa makes two changes

  • Last Updated: November 21 2012, 7:24 GMT

South Africa have selected Faf du Plessis to replace the injured JP Duminy for the second Test against Australia, while Imran Tahir has also been brought into the side.

  • Faf du Plessis: Replaces JP Duminy
  • Imran Tahir: Selected ahead of paceman Rory Kleinveldt 

Duminy ruptured his Achilles tendon during a training mishap following the opening day of the first Test at the Gabba, and the 28-year-old Du Plessis will make his Test debut at Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

The tourists have made one other change to the team that played in Brisbane with leg-spinner Tahir selected ahead of paceman Rory Kleinveldt, as the South Africans look to benefit from the more spin-friendly pitch at the Adelaide Oval.

Duminy's injury has hurt South Africa in two ways as his off-spinners had allowed captain Graeme Smith and the selectors to pick four specialist fast bowlers in Brisbane without missing out on a spin option.

That has seemingly paved the way for Tahir to come into the side.

South Africa: Graeme Smith (c), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (w), Jacques Rudolph, Faf du Plessis, Vernon Philander, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir.