South Africa’s middle-order batsman JP Duminy has been ruled out of the five-match ODI series against Australia starting on November 14th at Perth due to knee injury. Duminy had a chronic patella tendinopathy to his left knee and had aggravated it during the T20 series against Australia, which South Africa lost 1-2. 

Dr Mohammed Moosajee, the team manager, 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.”

Cricket South Africa have named Farhaan Behardien as Duminy’s replacement for the ODIs but Behardien is most likely to be the reserve player as South Africa will look to give Rilee Rossouw an extended go before the World Cup. 

Marchant de Lange, who was a part of the T20 squad has also been added to the ODI squad to bolster the pace bowling attack ahead of the World Cup 2015. 

Updated South Africa’s squad for the ODI Series: 

AB de Villiers (c), Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Robin Petersen, Vernon Philander, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn, Marchant de Lange, Farhaan Behardien 

Image Courtesy: canberratimes.com.au

 

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