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Test call-up for Hampshire new boy
11:15am Monday 24th February 2014 in Sport
Hampshire’s new overseas player, Kyle Abbott, has been called up to South Africa’s squad for the crucial third Test against Australia.
South Africa levelled the three-match series in Port Elizabeth despite Wayne Parnell being unable to bowl in the final innings because of a groin injury.
Seamer Abbott replaces Parnell and will win his second Test cap if he plays in next week's Cape Town decider, a year after taking 7-29 on debut against Pakistan.
The 26 year-old is in good form after taking an impressive 12 -125 against Cape Cobras last week in South Africa’s domestic first-class competition.
He is expected to be available for Hampshire for the second LV County Championship match of the season.