Cape Cobras opening batsman, Pieter Malan, will make his debut in the Second Test between the Proteas and England starting at Newlands on Friday.

England will make a late call on speedster Jofra Archer, who is struggling with a right elbow injury.

The Proteas took a 1-0 lead in the Four Test series when they won the First Test by 107 runs.

Protea Captain, Faf du Plessis, says Temba Bavuma passed a fitness test but Rassie van der Dussen, who scored a 50 on debut under pressure, deserves more opportunities.

“Think the right thing to do is to stick with Rassie. Any player needs time to get a bit of confidence about getting an extended run. I think that’s the right thing to towards Rassie. Temba is fit, he passed his fitness test and then Pieter Malan will come in at the top, making his debut at his home ground which is the perfect script for him,” says Du Plessis.

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