After Vernon Philander’s injury, South Africa have suffered yet another major blow as their middle-order batsman JP Duminy has been ruled out for 10 days due to a side-strain. This means that he will now miss South Africa’s next two clashes against West Indies and Ireland, which are scheduled to take place on February 27th and March 3rd respectively.
It has been reported that Duminy picked up the strain during the match against India, which South Africa lost by 130 runs and went for a scan on February 24th, whose reports showed the same.
This will be a huge setback for South Africa considering the fact that Philander has also been ruled out for the West Indies match. Rilee Rossouw is most likely to take Duminy’s place at number six whereas Kyle Abbott might get the nod ahead of Wayne Parnell, who was expensive and erratic against India.