"Dale has put a lot of work into his training and rehab since his return from India so we are very happy to have him back from injury," Proteas team manager, Mohammed Moosajee was quoted as saying by the media yesterday.

He was put through a thorough fitness test on Thursday by physiotherapist, Shane Jabaar, he came through the tests without any discomfort and will be available for selection for the first Test match against England.

The first of the four-match Test series begins in Durban on December 26.The 32-year-old has taken 402 wickets in 81 Tests at an average of 22.56, including 46 in 11 matches against England.

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