South Africa name Peterson to replace injured Phangiso

South Africa have called up all-rounder Robin Peterson to replace injured left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso for the Australia leg of their limited overs tour Down Under, the country`s cricket board said on Friday.

South Africa name Peterson to replace injured Phangiso

Cape Town: South Africa have called up all-rounder Robin Peterson to replace injured left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso for the Australia leg of their limited overs tour Down Under, the country`s cricket board said on Friday.

Phangiso suffered a sprained finger in a domestic match prior to the team`s departure for New Zealand and will be sidelined for approximately four to six weeks.

In Peterson, South Africa are swapping like for like with another left-arm spinner, but also gaining a powerful hitter in the lower order who has been in good form for his unbeaten Cape Cobras side in the domestic 50-over competition.

South Africa wrapped up the three-match ODI series in New Zealand in Friday`s second game with a 72-run victory and will play the final fixture on Monday in Hamilton.

The Proteas then head to Australia for three Twenty20 matches and five one-day internationals, starting on Nov. 5. 

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