Proteas pick Pollock

Last Updated: 02/11/07 10:45am

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Pollock: Included in 12-man squad

Pollock: Included in 12-man squad

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South Africa have included Shaun Pollock in a 12-man squad for the first Test against New Zealand.

The veteran all-rounder is the one addition to the team that secured a 1-0 series victory in Pakistan recently.

Graeme Smith's side managed to record a 160-run win in the opening Test in Karachi before playing out a draw in the second match at Lahore.

Pollock - who has taken 416 wickets - had never been dropped before in his 107-Test career.

However, he is expected to win a recall to the starting XI at the Wanderers Stadium with the Proteas likely to favour an all-seam attack.

"The team deserves a full vote of confidence after their magnificent series win in Pakistan," South African chief selector Joubert Strydom said.

South Africa squad: Herschelle Gibbs, Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Ashwell Prince, AB de Villiers, Mark Boucher, Andre Nel, Paul Harris, Dale Steyn, Makhaya Ntini, Shaun Pollock.

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