Dane Paterson “put his name back in the national hat” with his performance in the quadrangular series which also involved India ‘A’, India ‘B’ and Australia ‘A’, said Russel Domingo, coach of the South Africa ‘A’ team.

“Dwayne Pretorius was the most consistent bowler, but Dane was the most threatening,” Domingo, former Proteas coach, said.

“He bowled really well and got the new ball to swing. In the first match (in which Paterson took 2-33) he got the ball to nip and in the second he swung it and got good shape on the ball. Paterson captured 5-19, a match-winning performance.

To cap it all off, he struck 12 of 14 balls to help secure the four-wicket win.

“I would say in terms of World Cup selection of the final 15 players, there is still a lot of cricket to be played and it is difficult to say, but Dane put himself back into the reckoning,” Domingo said.

Paterson was at the summit of the bowling averages with 7 wickets and an economy-rate of 2.97 and an average of 15.