Steyn in one-day squad to face New Zealand

DURBAN, South Africa, Nov 20 (Reuters) South Africa paceman Dale Steyn has been rewarded for his brilliant performances in the test series triumph over New Zealand with a spot in the one-day squad to play three matches against the Black Caps.

Steyn, who took 20 wickets in the two-test series, replaces all rounder Justin Kemp as the only change to the squad that defeated Pakistan in a one-day series last month.

''Dale gives us an exciting extra option as a wicket-taking bowler,'' selection chief Joubert Strydom was quoted as saying in a Cricket South Africa media release today.

The same squad has been named for a one-off Twenty20 match against New Zealand in Johannesburg on Friday.

However, Morne van Wyk is on standby for Herschelle Gibbs, who injured a knee during the second test in Centurion.

South Africa won the first test by 358 runs and wrapped up the series 2-0 by winning the second test by an innings and 59 runs.

The first one-day international will be played in Durban on Sunday.

Squad: Graeme Smith (captain), Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock, Albie Morkel, Vernon Philander, Johan Botha, Andre Nel, Charl Langeveldt, Makhaya Ntini, Dale Steyn.

Reuters TB DB1248

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Story first published: Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 13:11 [IST]
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