South Africa opt for lone spinner

March 25th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by admin  

Chennai, March 25 (IANS) The touring South African team has decided to go into Wednesday’s first Test against India with just one specialist spinner in left-armer Paul Harris. Speaking at a press conference here Tuesday, skipper Graeme Smith said: “Yes, we will go with one spinner.”

Harris will be part of a five-man attack that includes Makhaya Ntini, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and all-rounder Jacques Kallis.

The likely XI is: Smith (captain), Neil McKenzie, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Ashwell Prince, AB de Villiers, Mark Boucher, Nitini, Steyn, Paul Harris and Morkel.

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