Although Wayne Parnell is set to return to South Africa’s limited-overs squad, he is unclear if he will play Test again.
Parnell was recalled to the Proteas team last week after completing his Kolpak agreement with Worcestershire in 2018.
Indeed, Parnell is one of the more seasoned members of the side that will face the Dutch visitors in a three-match series at SuperSport beginning on Friday.
And, although he has not retired from red-ball cricket, he is cognizant of the possibility that he may be unable to add to his six Test appearances.
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His most recent Test match was against Bangladesh in Bloemfontein in 2017.
“I have not retired and I haven’t ruled it out [the possibility of playing Test cricket again] but at the same time I have to be realistic,” Parnell told the media on Tuesday.
“I have played a handful of Test matches, but at the moment it is not a format that I am much into.
“Also, whenever I was part of the Test set-up, I have been fifth or sixth in the pecking order. I am a lot older now and more realistic as to where I fit in.”