South Africa’s key player out of T20 World Cup, will not play ODI series against India


South Africa all-rounder Dwayne Pretorius has been ruled out of the ongoing three-match ODI series against India (IND vs SA) as well as the upcoming T20 World Cup. Pretorius has suffered a left thumb injury, due to which he has been out for a while now. He suffered this injury during the third T20 match played in Indore, which the Proteas team won by 49 runs.

Giving information, Dr. Shuaib Manjra, Chief Medical Officer, CSA said,

The nature of the injury requires surgical intervention and Dwayne will consult a Cricket South Africa designated hand surgeon upon arrival in South Africa. He will follow normal rehabilitation procedures for his speedy recovery.

Pretorius, who made his debut for South Africa in 2016, has played 27 ODIs and 30 T20 Internationals for his country and has picked up 35-35 wickets respectively. In batting, he has scored 192 and 261 runs in ODI and T20 respectively.

Marco Janssen has been included as a replacement for the ODI series against India but no announcement has been made yet for a replacement for the T20 World Cup. The list of reserve players for the World Cup includes Marco Janssen, Andile Phehlukwayo and Bjorn Fortuin. Only one of these players can be selected for the World Cup.

Pretorius is the second player for South Africa who will miss the World Cup due to injury. Earlier, leading batsman Rassie van der Dussen has also been ruled out due to a broken finger. Dussen suffered an injury during the Test series on England tour and was ruled out of the third and final


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