Cullinan back in South Africa squad

Published: Thursday, October 26, 2000, 3:50 [IST]
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Johannesburg: South Africa's cricket selectors have made one change to the 14-man squad which took part in the ICC Knock-Out tournament in Nairobi this week for the first three one-day internationals against New Zealand, who arrive in Johannesburg on Monday.Top order batsman Daryll Cullinan returns to the line-up in place of Neil McKenzie, who did not play in Nairobi.

McKenzie was ruled out of Tuesday's quarter-final against England due to a minor neck strain and replaced by Boeta Dippenaar, who played a big part in South Africa's victory with an undefeated 65.''Neil's omission is not form-related, because he never had a chance to play (in Kenya),'' convener of selectors Rushdi Magiet explained, adding, ''We felt we needed more options with (the) opening (position).''Off-spinner Shafiek Abrahams, who also did not see action in Kenya, keeps his place in the squad.The six-match one-day international series against New Zealand starts with a day-night match in Potchefstroom on Friday.

Squad: Shaun Pollock (capt), Mark Boucher, Shafiek Abrahams, Nicky Boje, Daryll Cullinan, Boeta Dippenaar, Allan Donald, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis, Gary Kirsten, Lance Klusener, Makhaya Ntini, Jonty Rhodes, Roger Telemachus. (c) Reuters Limited. Click here for Restrictions

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