Port Elizabeth: South Africa have called up uncapped off-spinner Simon Harmer for the third and final Test against the West Indies starting at Newlands on Friday.
The 25-year-old Harmer has been brought into the squad to contest the slow bowler role with leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who recorded figures of 3-108 in 26 overs in the drawn second test in Port Elizabeth.
Harmer, who plays for the Port Elizabeth-based Warriors, is the second highest wicket-taker in South Africa's domestic four-day competition this season with 17 in three matches and is also a handy lower order batsman.
Harmer came into prominence during the series against India A in 2013. In two unofficial Tests, he picked up eight wickets, including a haul of 4/74 in the second match which South Africa A won by 121 runs to level the series.
The second Test at Port Elizabeth ended in a draw with rain playing spoilsport. The third and final Test begins in Cape Town on January 02 with South Africa leading the series 1-0.