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Dean Elgar named stand-in Proteas skipper for Pak Test

ANI  |  Dubai [UAE] 

batsman is set to stand in for du in the final Test against Pakistan, starting on January 11.

Du was suspended for one Test and fined 20 per cent of his match fee after his team was found guilty of maintaining a slow over-rate during the second Test, which clinched by nine wickets.

The 31-year-old will take the onus of his side for the second time as He had earlier led the side in the first Test against England at the Lord's in 2017.

"The appointment of Elgar as stand-in is part of our strategy to develop our pool of leaders," ICC quoted national selection panel convener Linda Zondi, as saying.

"We have previously used Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock in this role in ODI matches, and Dean (Elgar) has previously captained the Proteas at Test match level against England at Lord's in 2017," he added.

Meanwhile, opener has been put on standby for the third Test after Markram sustained an to his right thigh during the second Test at Newlands. He will undergo a fitness test on the eve of the match after which a decision will be taken.

"has an outstanding track record in four-day domestic over the past two seasons, having made more than 1700 runs including seven centuries. He has also made the step up to South Africa A level, first against and then against India A on the sub-continent," Zondi added.

South Africa have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series and will aim for a clean sweep in

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 16:35 IST