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South Africa ponder four-pronged pace assault for Hobart Test

 The Hawk |  2016-11-11 07:13:21.0  0  Comments

South Africa ponder four-pronged pace assault for Hobart Test

MELBOURNE: The prospect of a rain-interrupted start to the Hobart Test has South Africa mulling a four-pronged pace assault to push for a series-sealing win over Australia when the match begins on Saturday. South Africa routed the home side by 177 runs in Perth with just two fast bowlers and debutant spinner Keshav Maharaj after pace spearhead Dale Steyn was injured when bowling in Australia�s first innings. Left-armer Maharaj took four wickets in a successful debut at the WACA but may be rested at Bellerive Oval as Faf du Plessis� side bid for an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Worried About Replacing Rs 500 & Rs 1000 Notes? Don�t Fall For This Fraud CallWorried About Replacing Rs 500 & Rs 1000 Notes? Don�t Fall For This Fraud Call Banks, Post Offices See Long Queues Of People For Exchange Of Rs 500, Rs 1000 NotesBanks, Post Offices See Long Queues Of People For Exchange Of Rs 500, Rs 1000 Notes Kanhaiya Kumar: Condoms Could Be Found In JNU, But Not Its Missing StudentKanhaiya Kumar: Condoms Could Be Found In JNU, But Not Its Missing Student People Outside Banks In KolkataPeople Outside Banks In Kolkata Here�s What The New Rs 2000 Note Looks LikeHere�s What The New Rs 2000 Note Looks Like Serpentine Queues Outside Banks To Exchange Rs 500, Rs 1,000 NotesSerpentine Queues Outside Banks To Exchange Rs 500, Rs 1,000 Notes 5 Reasons To Watch Rock On 25 Reasons To Watch Rock On 2 Bigg Boss 10 November 9 Episode Review: No Maliks-Sevaks AnymoreBigg Boss 10 November 9 Episode Review: No Maliks-Sevaks Anymore Donald Trump�s Victory Speech: Says Will Make America Great AgainDonald Trump�s Victory Speech: Says Will Make America Great Again US Presidential Elections 2016: Why US Media Needs To IntrospectUS Presidential Elections 2016: Why US Media Needs To Introspect England Dominate Day 1 Of First Test Against IndiaEngland Dominate Day 1 Of First Test Against India Delhi: Major Fire Breaks Out In Tibetan Market, Guts All 138 StallsDelhi: Major Fire Breaks Out In Tibetan Market, Guts All 138 Stalls Government Says New Currency Notes In ATMs From November 11Government Says New Currency Notes In ATMs From November 11 Trump Wins US Elections 2016: Neelam Deo Analysis The OutcomeTrump Wins US Elections 2016: Neelam Deo Analysis The Outcome US Presidential Elections 2016: Republican Donald Trump Becomes 45th US PresidentUS Presidential Elections 2016: Republican Donald Trump Becomes 45th US President �There is a possibility of that,� Du Plessis told reporters in Hobart on Friday. �If it becomes a really shortened game � that�s something we will look at. �It looks like there�s going to be a little bit of rain tomorrow, so if it rains for the whole day it becomes a four-day game. �The pitch is going to be under covers, the ball is going to be wet.� Heavy rain is forecast for the opening two days of the Test, which could frustrate both sides� hopes of victory. South Africa have Morne Morkel and Kyle Abbott vying to replace Steyn, who suffered a fracture in his shoulder and could be out of the game for more than six months. Towering seamer Morkel was left out of the Test in Perth as he recovers from a back injury that has sidelined him for two months and coach Russell Domingo said they would need to test his fitness again before making a call on the side for Hobart. Du Plessis gave no clue which quick was favoured, but Abbott may have the edge for Hobart�s heavier wicket which could mean long spells for the pace bowlers. �We�d like to see the conditions,� said Du Plessis. �(Australia) are in the same boat as us. You just want to make sure you pick the strongest team for the conditions.� Australia have also held off naming their starting side but Steve Smith earlier poured cold water on the notion of dropping regular spinner Nathan Lyon in a favour of unleashing four quicks. �I�m not really sure that�s the way we�re thinking,� he told reporters. Reuters

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