• Injury rules Duminy out of ODIs

    JP Duminy, who captained the Proteas in their T20 series against Australia, has been withdrawn from the upcoming One-Day International series due to injury.

    Farhaan Behardien, the Titans right-hander who played in the T20 series, which ended in Sydney on Sunday with a two-wicket defeat for the Proteas, will replace Duminy in the squad.

    Marchant de Lange has also been added to the squad to bolster the pace-bowling resources.

    Commenting on Duminy’s injury, Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, said: ‘JP aggravated his long-standing knee injury during the current T20 series against Australia. This is the same injury that plagued him during the Tri-series in Zimbabwe and caused him to miss the Champions League T20.

    ‘The recommendation from the medical committee is that he returns back to South Africa for a six-week period of rest and rehabilitation, particularly ahead of a busy season at home and the ICC World Cup in three months.’

    The ODI squad will gather in Perth on Monday, ahead of the first ODI at the WACA on Friday. The first ball is due to be bowled at 5.20am SA time.

    Proteas ODI squad: AB de Villiers (capt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plessis, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Kyle Abbott, Dale Steyn, Wayne Parnell, Morne Morkel, Robin Peterson, Imran Tahir, Farhaan Behardien, Marchant de Lange, Rilee Rossouw, Vernon Philander.

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