By Telford Vice
DURBAN, South Africa, Oct 9 - Off-spinner Johan
Botha was among five players added to South Africa's squad on
Tuesday for this month's one-day series in Pakistan.
Botha, 25, last played for South Africa in a one-day
international against Sri Lanka in Hobart in February, 2006.
He had been called for throwing on his test debut against
Australia in Sydney the previous month and the International
Cricket Council twice banned his bowling action before clearing
him in November.
"Johan Botha will provide the specialist spin option and, of
course, he also gives us an additional all-rounder," selection
convenor Joubert Strydom was quoted as saying in a Cricket South
Africa media release.
The other players called into the squad by South Africa, who
are currently engaged in the second test against Pakistan in
Lahore, are all-rounders Justin Kemp and Albie Morkel and fast
bowlers Vernon Philander and Charl Langeveldt.
The players who will return home after the test series are
batsmen Hashim Amla and Ashwell Prince, left-arm spinner Paul
Harris and fast bowlers Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn.
Pakistan and South Africa will play five one-day
internationals from Oct. 18 to 29.
South Africa squad:
Graeme Smith (captain), Johan Botha, Mark Boucher, AB de
Villiers, JP Duminy, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Justin
Kemp, Charl Langeveldt, Albie Morkel, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini,
Vernon Philander, Shaun Pollock.