We can be effective without Morne Morkel as well, says Graeme Smith

Morne Morkel has been the main support bowler to Dale Steyn, but skipper Graeme Smith does not feel it would impact his team very much if the pacer missed the Durban Test.

updated: December 26, 2013 05:37 IST
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South African Test skipper Graeme Smith spoke about fast bowler Morne Morkel's fitness levels and the bowling combination on the eve of the Durban Test against India.

Morne Morkel's chances of playing in the second Test were put in jeopardy after he twisted his ankle on the field during the first Test at Johannesburg. South Africa can turn to Rory Klienveldt or Kyle Abbott in case he fails to regain complete fitness. (Durban Test preview)

"The fitness of the fast bowler would play a role in the make-up of the bowling attack for the Test. We need to see how Morne comes through his fitness test and then decide what's going to be our best attack to win a test match," Smith said while addressing the media in Durban on Tuesday.

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