Pakistan v South Africa, UAE, 2010-11 October 28, 2010

Theron added to South Africa one-day squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Rusty Theron, the South Africa pace bowler, has been added to the squad for the one-day series against Pakistan in UAE following his recent impressive performances.

Theron, 25, was originally only part of the squad for the two Twenty20 internationals but the selectors have decided to bolster their fast-bowling options after he claimed a Man-of-the-Match 4 for 27 in the second game in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. It continued the promising start to Theron's international career after he bagged 11 wickets in his first three one-day internationals against Zimbabwe earlier this month.

"His selection is actually a combination of several things," said selection convener Andrew Hudson. "With the injuries suffered by Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn and Jacques Kallis we feel it is prudent to have adequate cover in the fast bowling department.

"Rusty's form also deserves to be rewarded. He has performed exceptionally well against Zimbabwe and during the two Pro20s against Pakistan and he will bolster the squad ahead of the congested five ODIs against Pakistan."

Kallis and Steyn sat out both the Twenty20 matches against Pakistan. Steyn is unlikely to be fit for the opening one-day international in Abu Dhabi on Sunday but South Africa are hopeful about being able to include Kallis who has been struggling with a back problem. "We are going to have to make some difficult choices when everybody is fit and available and it is a nice problem to have," Hudson added.