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Olivier, Ngidi added to Proteas squad for second India Test

ANI  |  Johannesburg [South Africa] 

The fast pair of and uncapped Lungi has been added to the 14-member squad for the second Test against India, beginning January 13 at the in Centurion.

The duo has been included in the Test squad after fast bowler ruled out of the ongoing three-match Test series against the Virat Kohli-led side due to a heel

Steyn sustained significant damage to his left heel when he unfortunately landed awkwardly in the foot-holes during his side's 72-run win over in the opening Test at the Newlands,

Confirming the news, said that Olivier and 21-year-old would be available for selection in the second Test.

The coach, however, added that he felt sad for Steyn as he had done a lot of hard work to get back on track.

"I felt really sorry for Dale because he had done a lot of hard work to get back to where he was and it was a new injury," Sport24 quoted Gibson, as saying.

"I've heard a lot of good things about Lungi and I've seen him on TV. We'll add him to the squad and then when we get to and have a couple of training days we will have a look and make a decision," he added.

It should be noted that the ongoing series was Steyn's first Test since November 2016 after recovering from a career-threatening shoulder against

Olivier has appeared in five Tests for South Africa-- all of them in 2017, Ngidi has played three T20Is since making his international debut in a match against last year.

Currently, both of them are playing in the domestic one-day cup and that the two will compete with allrounders and for one spot in the Playing XI.

The squad for second Test is as follows:

Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, (wk), AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 11:05 IST