Well, injuries have always been the part and parcel of the game. However, sometimes, it might hurt the individuals, as it would come at the wrong time of their career. The latest to be the scapegoat of the injury is Anrich Nortje, who has been ruled out of ICC World Cup 2019. Meanwhile, Chris Morris receives the call-up.
The South African lanky fast bowler was unfortunate to miss out a place in the World Cup squad. He was outdone by Dwayne Pretorius, who got the nod ahead of him. However, fortunately, Chris Morris was able to drag the attention of selectors to replace injured-Anrich Nortje.
Anrich Nortje suffered an injury on his Thumb finger:
Nortje has been the brilliant fast bowler, who delivered the goods for the team in the recent past. However, unfortunately, during the practice session, he got the hurt on his thumb, for which, he immediately consulted the surgeon.
He got the surgery on his joint, which asked him to take 8 weeks of rest before playing the game of cricket again. It certainly kept him out of the tournament. This is not the first time, as he previously got the troubles with his shoulder, however, he recovered quickly from that.
“Anrich sustained a fracture to his right thumb during a net session in Port Elizabeth on Monday. He immediately consulted a hand surgeon and underwent surgery to stabilise the joint and will, unfortunately, be side-lined for up to eight weeks. This makes him unavailable for the upcoming ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup,” Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, said.
Chris Morris is an X-factor for the team – Linda Zondi
Further, the team manager quoted that Morris has always been their X-factor and a perfect replacement for the injured-Nortje. He quoted that Morris will give them an option by delivering the goods in all sections of the game.
“Chris has always been in our plans and is our next best option with the ball,” CSA convenor of selectors Linda Zondi explained to Sports24. He has the pace and death-bowling skills which will be vital in the UK, and also gives us that depth as a deadly finisher with the bat.”
Well, this would be a piece of surprise news for Chris Morris, who is finding it tough to deliver for Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League 2019. Currently, he is preparing for the Eliminator against Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 8th at Vizag.