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Monday, 11 June 2018 - 17:39
Dale Steyn to tour Sri Lanka next month
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Dale Steyn has been included in South Africa's Test squad to tour Sri Lanka next month.
 
Steyn, who returned to competitive cricket for Hampshire six months after a heel injury saw him break down in the New Year's Test against India, is three wickets away from breaking Shaun Pollock's record as South Africa's leading Test wicket-taker and will have the chance to do so in the two-Test series.
 
Kagiso Rabada, who was forced out of the IPL with a stress fracture, will be fit to return to action alongside Vernon Philander, as Lungi Ngidi replaced the retired Morne Morkel.
 
South Africa included three spinners in their squad with regular specialist Keshav Maharaj was joined by left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi, who has one Test cap to his name, and legspinner Shaun von Berg, who received his maiden Test call-up.
 
South Africa will play a two-day practice match at the P. Sara Stadium in Colombo on July 7 and 8 before the first Test in Galle from July 12 and the second in Colombo from July 20.
 
They are yet to name their squads for the five ODIs and the lone T20I that will spill into August.
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