Beleaguered South Africa have signalled possible wholesale changes to their team for the fourth and final Test against England after recalling four players to their squad.
Batsmen Temba Bavuma and Keegan Petersen, left-arm seam bowler Beuran Hendricks and allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo will join the team on Wednesday in Johannesburg, and are considered a good chance of playing in the last Test from Friday at The Wanderers.
South Africa have to do without top bowler Kagiso Rabada, suspended for the fourth Test by the ICC, and are mulling other changes, coach Mark Boucher admitted after day four day of the third Test in Port Elizabeth, with his side on the brink of defeat.
England need only four wickets on Tuesday to wrap up the Test and go 2-1 up in the four-match series.
There is growing speculation over the future of Proteas captain Faf du Plessis and several other batsmen after poor form in the series.
Squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Beuran Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Pieter Malan, Anrich Nortje, Dane Paterson, Keegan Petersen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen.
Australian Associated Press