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Steyn, Tahir pass fitness tests

MOHALI – South African pace bowler Dale Steyn and his spin colleague Imran Tahir have passed fitness tests and will be available for Thursday’s World Cup match against the Netherlands, the team management said on Wednesday. Steyn was nursing a bruise while Tahir had a respiratory tract infection. “Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir passed their respective fitness tests on Wednesday and are fit for selection for the Group B encounter,” the team said in a statement.
“The team physiotherapist, Brandon Jackson, has given the green light to the players who were carrying a few niggles from the past few days,” manager Mohammed Moosajee was quoted as saying in the statement. “Dale and Imran bowled at 100 percent effort this afternoon and are available for selection.”
Left-handed batsman JP Duminy was also nursing a stiff lower back but the team management said all 15 players were available for selection. Coach Corrie van Zyl said the team management had not made up its mind on the bowling attack even though many expect them to rest one of the three spinners and draft in pace bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
“We’ll make the final decision tomorrow as to whether we should go with a totally different (attack) to the previous game,” he told reporters. South Africa will take on a Dutch outfit smarting from a demoralising defeat by West Indies but van Zyl refused to be complacent.



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