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Morris's return adds needed batting depth

The all-rounder sat out at the last two matches due to a left hamstring injury.

FILE: Proteas all-rounder, Chris Morris. Picture: CSA

CAPE TOWN - The Proteas have received a welcomed boost by the return of Chris Morris, who he is fit ahead of the crucial Tri-Nation ODI match against the West Indies at in St Kitts on Wednesday.

The all-rounder sat out at the last two matches due to a left hamstring injury and he'll be available for selection after passing a fitness test on Monday.

The Proteas could have done with Morris' exploits with the bat in their 36 run loss to Australia over the weekend.

His return to the side will add extra batting depth to the current line-up, especially in the lower order.

Meanwhile, opening batsman Hashim Amla says the top order must step up, "There is always a responsibility for any of the batsmen to close out the game. For many years, and with no disrespect to the lower order, we have had a longish tail but have still managed to win games of cricket. Mind you, players like Phangiso and Abbott have really improved their batting and certainly having Parney and Morris in the team as all-rounders does help. Regardless of whomever is batting at seven, eight and nine, it is up to the top order to get the team the win."

If the Proteas are to make the final of the Tri-series on 26 June, they will bed to win their remaining three matches.