Steven Finn has been brought into England’s Test squad in South Africa following recovering from a foot injury.
The 26-year-old Middlesex rapidly bowler missed the series against Pakistan in October and November since of a bone pressure injury.
But he returned to action this weekend for England Lions in the United Arab Emirates, playing in two Twenty20 matches.
Finn is not anticipated to function in the first Test in Durban on Boxing Day.
“I’ve been genuinely pleased with the way issues have gone with the Lions,” he mentioned.
“I’ve bowled my overs and my foot has come via fine. I am excited by the prospect of linking up with the group out in South Africa.”
England play the 1st of two warm-up matches on Tuesday against a South Africa Invitational XI, starting at 08:30 GMT.