South Africa have called up wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile for the Test series against England as a replacement for Mark Boucher.
Boucher was forced to call time on his 15-year international career after suffering a severe eye injury in a freak incident during a tour game against Somerset.
Cricket South Africa said on Wednesday that AB de Villiers would take over wicketkeeper duties from Boucher for the three-match series with Tsolekile as backup.
The decision to call Tsolekile had been expected after he was handed a central contract earlier this year.
The 31-year-old Tsolekile has played just 3 Tests for the Proteas. His last one came in 2004 against England.
"Thami has done very well with both the Lions and South Africa A for a couple of seasons, culminating in his South African record eight catches in an innings this past week," said Cricket South Africa selection convener Andrew Hudson.
"With AB de Villiers also able to fill the role of wicketkeeper in the Test series it gives the tour selectors options in this important position."