Vernon Philander Back in South Africa Squad for ODI Tours of New Zealand, Australia

Vernon Philander, who missed the recently-concluded triangular series in Zimbabwe, returns to the squad. South Africa will play three ODIs in New Zealand, five ODIs and three T20Is in Australia.

updated: September 30, 2014 16:55 IST
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Vernon Philander (L) gets some bowling tips for Allan Donald (R).

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South Africa have named a full-strength squad for what will effectively be World Cup rehearsal tours of New Zealand and Australia, starting next month.

South Africa will play three one-day internationals in New Zealand and five in Australia. The two countries are co-hosts of the Cricket World Cup in February and March next year. During the forthcoming tour, South Africa will play at four of the venues they will be using during the World Cup.

Fast bowler Vernon Philander is the only change from the side that recently won a triangular one-day tournament against Zimbabwe and Australia in Zimbabwe. Philander, who missed the Zimbabwe trip because of injury, replaces Mthokozisi Shezi.

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