David Wiese, South Africa’s all-rounder has been ruled out of the side’s upcoming tour of India. Wiese fractured his right hand while attempting to take a catch off his own bowling in a domestic game. He has been replaced by the veteran Albie Morkel, who has valuable experience of playing in India. Apart from Wiese, southpaw Rilee Rossouw too was ruled out of the limited-overs leg of the tour due to a stress fracture.

Faf Du Plessis seemed to be worried before his T20I side takes on the hosts. “David is a fantastic player for us in the T20 format. He has done really well. His bowling is going to be missed the most. He has been a banker from a captain’s point of view. You know what you are going to get from him. He is pretty clever in the middle, he is a very smart bowler,” said Du Plessis.

 

Faf however, also felt that Morkel’s inclusion would bring more experience into the South African side.”Albie brings a lot of experience. I suppose Albie would have thought his time is up, once again, but he is getting another opportunity because he is a quality, player. For him, it’s important to try and also put a stake, even if he wasn’t in our thinking and our plans, he is getting an opportunity to make it so,” du Plessis said.

“The medical committee have decided it’s still too early for Rossouw to be pushed at this stage. The plan is to get him to be ready by the end of October,” South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee said.

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