• Finger injury rules out Faf

    Proteas captain Faf du Plessis will miss the remainder of the ODI series and upcoming T20I series against India due to a finger injury.

    Du Plessis injured his right index finger during the first ODI at Kingsmead on Thursday, with further assessment and investigation revealing a fracture which will require three to six weeks to heal.

    He will undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation with the aim of being fit for the first Test match against Australia starting in Durban on 1 March.

    The selectors have included Farhaan Behardien as Du Plessis’ replacement, with Titans wicketkeeper-batsman, Heinrich Klaasen, earning his maiden ODI call-up as a reserve wicketkeeper in the squad.

    The captain for the remainder of the ODI series will be announced on Saturday.

    Photo: Anesh Debiky/Gallo Images

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    Simon Borchardt