South Africa domestic news March 8, 2010

Warriors bolstered by return of senior players

Cricinfo staff

The Warriors will be strengthened by the return of Wayne Parnell, Jaques Kallis and Mark Boucher to their squad ahead of the domestic Pro20 Final against Highveld Lions at Port Elizabeth on Friday.

Kallis and Boucher have both recovered from minor injuries picked up during South Africa's tour of India. Boucher suffered a back spasm which ruled him out of the second Test and Kallis suffered a hamstring strain in the course of his unbeaten century in the final ODI.

While neither have featured in the Warriors' Pro20 campaign due to their national commitments, Kallis played a vital role in the team's victories in the MTN40 semi-final and final, scoring an unbeaten 73 in the nine-run win over the Cape Cobras and following that up with 87 not out in the final.

Several members of the South African squad suffered injuries on their trip to India, with JP Duminy splitting the webbing in his hand during the defeat at Gwalior in the second one-day game, and captain Graeme Smith fracturing a finger in fielding practice before the second Test. Their participation in the opening games of the Indian Premier League, which starts on March 12, is yet to be confirmed.

Albie Morkel has recovered from his ankle injury, but Roelof van der Merwe is still nursing a hamstring niggle.

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