• Maiden stint as ODI captain for Duminy

    Batsman JP Duminy has replaced the injured Faf du Plessis as South Africa’s captain for October’s ODI series against Zimbabwe.

    Du Plessis has been sidelined by a shoulder injury – and departs a squad without the services of the injured Hashim Amla and rested David Miller and Quinton de Kock. Test opener Dean Elgar, who earned the last of six ODI caps in 2015, has been added as injury cover.

    ‘The CSA medical committee has also withdrawn Faf from the ODI series,’ said team manager and doctor Mohammed Moosajee.

    ‘He has not made a satisfactory recovery from his shoulder injury and has been given more time to make a complete recovery. We are hopeful he will be fit enough to return to lead the T20I side for the three-match series against Zimbabwe.’

    This will be Duminy’s first stint as ODI captain. He has led the T20I unit on nine occasions.

    De Kock and batsman Aiden Markram, too, have captained the ODI XI recently.

    Duminy was named the Cape Cobras’ limited-overs skipper earlier this year – and captained the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League. Test spinner Dane Piedt will lead the Cobras’ first-class XI in the Four-Day Franchise Series, which used to be called the Sunfoil Series prior to the loss of the title sponsor.

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