All-rounder Chris Morris has been ruled out of the upcoming Test series against Bangladesh. He is suffering from a back injury, and the team management is only expecting to avail his services during the limited over series, that will follow. Morris played his last Test against England during the third game in the four-match series.
(Read Here: Shane Bond eyes Head Coach role in IPL)
The unavailability of Morris has now resulted in lack of pacers for South Africa as Kagiso Rabada and Morne Morkel are the only two regulars pacers in the side now. Vernon Philander has already been ruled out of the first Test, and Dale Steyn has also confirmed that he is not looking to make a Test comeback soon.
South Africa may have to import someone from the ‘A’ ranks to fulfill that one vacant spot in the line-up. They can also look for a fast bowling all-rounder, which will be like to like a replacement for Morris.
(Read Here: Eden wicket to be slow if rain persists: Curator)
The Test series between South Africa and Bangladesh starts from September 28, with the first test to be played at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom. The second and last Test will be played at Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein. A three-match ODI and Two matches T20I series will follow the Test action.
South Africa is yet to announce the squad for the Test series. Meanwhile, Aiden Markram is expected to retain his place, and he might replace Heino Kuhn. Markram will also lead the team for the practice game against Bangladesh before the start of the international fixtures.
India’s Tour Of Australia In Dilemma Due To COVID-19 Scare
The coronavirus pandemic has promoted social distancing as this is the only way left to get rid of the ready virus. To curb the spreading of the virus, the governments across the world have announced lockdown, and also some have closed their borders. Australia is…
Steven Smith Now Eligible To Lead Australian Team
Australian star cricketer and the no.1-ranked Test batsman Steven Smith is now eligible for the captaincy role after completing the entire punishment due to involving in the sandpaper gate incident two years ago. In late March 2018, on the day three of the Cape Town…