Graeme Smith on course for England tour

Graeme Smith
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South Africa captain Graeme Smith expects to recover from ankle surgery in time for his side's summer tour of England.

South Africa captain Graeme Smith is on course to recover from ankle surgery in time for his side's summer tour of England.

The 31-year-old went under the knife to correct the problem three weeks ago.

"The tour to England is an important one for the Proteas, and I'm confident that I will be 100% fit and able to lead the team by then," he said.

South Africa take on England in their first Test at the Oval on Thursday, July 19.

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