Pollock returns for second Test
02 Aug 2006
By: James Nixon
Shaun Pollock has made his way to Sri Lanka following the birth of his second child and is available for selection for the second Test at the P.Saravanamuttu Stadium in Colombo.
Pollock is expected to replace Andre Nel in the starting eleven after he took one wicket at a cost of 114 runs in the first Test in which Sri Lanka scored a mammoth 756-5 declared. South Africa finished up losing the Test by an innings and 153 runs.
Herschelle Gibbs is still suffering from a stomach bug which meant he had to bat down the order in the second innings of the first Test, but he is likely to recover in time to take his place in the eleven.
Sri Lanka welcome back the experienced Chaminda Vaas who has recovered fully from a hamstring injury.
Sri Lanka (from)
Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Kumar Sangakkara, Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Chamara Kapugedera, Michael Vandort, Farveez Maharoof, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Dilhara Fernando, Malinga Bandara, Prasanna Jayawardene, Rangana Herath.
South Africa (from)
Ashwell Prince (captain), Andrew Hall, Hashim Amla, Nicky Boje, Mark Boucher, AB de Villiers, Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Shaun Pollock, Jacques Rudolph, Dale Steyn, Thandi Tshabalala.Discuss this news item in the Cricket Web Forums