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South Africa call up Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi as replacements for Dale Steyn

The South African cricket team have called up Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi to their squad ahead of the second Test match against India.

The fast bowling duo come in for the injured Dale Steyn, who has been ruled out of the series due to a heel injury.

Proteas coach Ottis Gibson said was optimistic about the two pacers. “We have to replace Dale who has picked up an unfortunate injury. I felt really sorry for him because he has done a lot of good stuff and put in the hard work to get back to where he was,” he said in a statement.

“ We have called up Duanne Olivier who has been with us before and we will also add Lungi Ngidi to the squad. I have heard a lot of good things about Ngidi so I’m looking forward to see what he brings.