Paterson wins South Africa ring as Pretorius cover

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Dane Paterson could make his one-day global presentation for South Africa against New Zealand in the wake of being called into the Proteas’ squad as cover for Dwaine Pretorius. Cricket South Africa (CSA) reported a 15-man visiting party for the forthcoming constrained overs installations with New Zealand on Wednesday.

The 14 players chose for the progressing ODIs against Sri Lanka were altogether included, yet Pretorius will miss the sole Twenty20 and first ODI of five against the Dark Tops to be at home with his better half, who is expecting their first youngster.

Thus, 27-year-old Cape Cobras seamer Paterson – who made his T20 bow against Sri Lanka a month ago – is in conflict to show up for the Proteas. “Dane will go with the squad when they leave on Saturday and will come back to South Africa once Dwaine joins the squad,” clarified CSA’s main selector Linda Zondi.

Lungi Ngidi (hip) stays inaccessible, yet David Mill operator will be fit to confront New Zealand, in spite of affliction hand damage amid the Sri Lanka arrangement.

Zondi included: “We, as selectors are exceptionally content with the way the squad has gelled in the course of recent months and consistency in choice is imperative as we proceed with our development towards the ICC Champions Trophy [in June].”

South Africa ODI/T20 squad: Abdominal muscle de Villiers (ODI chief), Faf du Plessis (T20 commander), Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Mill operator, Chris Morris, Wayne Parnell, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.

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