• Faf out of Sri Lanka tour

    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.

    Tour Itinerary

    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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