Duanne out of the Dog House

Of all the intriguing personal duels and individual performances to look forward to during the course of the South Africa / India Test series, the re-appearance of fast bowler Duanne Olivier in a Proteas shirt and cap may be the most fascinating. Talking of caps, he was so certain that he would never have use of his ever again that he had it mounted and framed behind glass. Covid protocols prevented him reclaiming it in time to join the national squad upon his recall, but it sounds like he never expected to make the starting XI anyway. Until Anrich Nortje was ruled out of the series with injury. Now he has sheepishly asked for another “if I am selected.”

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