Uncapped all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has been called into the South African Test squad for the series against Australia as cover for injured strike bowler Dale Steyn.
Steyn is set to spend at least six months on the sidelines after breaking his shoulder while bowling during the Proteas 177-run win in the first Test in Perth, which finished Monday.
Pretorius, who made his one-day debut in October 2016, will join the squad in Hobart for the second Test starting on Saturday, Cricket South Africa announced.Morne Morkel is seen as the leading contender to replace Steyn in the starting team for Hobart. The third and final Test will be the Day-Night encounter in Adelaide.