Cricket 20.10.2018 08:13 am

Shock and delight for Dwaine

The Highveld Lions all-rounder was convinced his chances of a Proteas recall had evaporated once Chris Morris returned from injury. How wrong he thought…

The recall of Dwaine Pretorius to the Proteas squad for the tour of Australia and the all-rounder situation in South Africa ahead of the World Cup have been subjects of great interest lately, and the player himself admitted that his selection this week came as a very pleasant surprise.

Shock and delight for Dwaine
Shock and delight for Dwaine

Shock and delight for Dwaine

The Highveld Lions all-rounder was convinced his chances of a Proteas recall had evaporated once Chris Morris returned from injury. How wrong he thought…

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