De Kock, Morris added to Proteas Test squad

South Africa have called up wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock and seamer Chris Morris ahead of the second Test against England at Newlands, starting on Saturday.

The Proteas lost the first Test in Durban by 241 runs on Wednesday, and have decided to call for reinforcements to get themselves back into the four-match series.

Fast bowler Dale Steyn sustained a shoulder injury in the Durban Test and looks unlikely to take the field in Cape Town while it appears that AB de Villiers will be relieved of the wicketkeeping duties.

Proteas chief selector, Linda Zondi said: "Following our performance and injuries in the first Test, we have recognised the need to bolster the squad. This will provide us with more selection options for the second Test match at Newlands."

The issue of De Villiers taking the gloves came under the microscope when the 31 year-old, who is the side's best batsman, admitted that he had concerns about his workload.

Proteas captain, Hashim Amla said after the game: "Having AB keep allows us to play an extra batter and he has said he will do it. We'll see how he feels at the end of today because he has had a heavy workload.

"Depending on how AB feels, we will decide on Quinton."

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