Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis will miss the remainder of the Sri Lanka tour due to an injury to his right shoulder.
Du Plessis fell awkwardly while attempting a catch during the third One-Day International (ODI) at Pallekele on Sunday, and was unable to field for the rest of the match.
Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained the injury: ‘Faf sustained an injury to one of the rotator cuff tendons in his right shoulder and will, unfortunately, be unavailable for the rest of the tour. He will need a rehabilitation period of up to six weeks to make a full recovery. His return date back to South Africa will be confirmed in due course.’
The selectors will name the stand-in captain for the remainder of the ODI series and one-off T20I on Tuesday. There will be no replacement added to the squad.
August 8: 4th ODI, Kandy (D/N)
August 12: 5th ODI, Colombo (D/N)
August 14: T20 International, Colombo (D/N)
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