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Matthew Hoggard has been recalled to England’s one-day squad after an absence of two years. He will replace Andrew Flintoff, who is set to undergo an ankle operation, for the seven-match series in South Africa.
Simon Jones will also be staying on with the one-day squad as cover for Steve Harmison, who has a calf problem. England now have a 17-man squad for the one-day series, including seven front-line seam bowlers. They will be looking to maintain the form which carried them to the ICC Champions Trophy final last September and a 4-0 victory in Zimbabwe prior to beginning the South African tour.
Hoggard last played a limited overs international against Australia in Sydney in January 2003, and has a record of 27 wickets from 20 matches.
England Squad: M Vaughan (capt), Kabir Ali, J Anderson, G Batty, I Bell, P Collingwood, A Giles, D Gough, S Harmison, M Hoggard, G Jones (wkt), S Jones, K Pietersen, V Solanki, A Strauss, M Trescothick, A Wharf.