SA captain Faf du Plessis ruled out of ODI and T20 series with finger injury

South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis leaves the pitch after being dismissed on day 4 of the fourth Test match between England and South Africa at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester on August 7, 2017. Photo: OLI SCARFF / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa captain, Faf du Plessis, will miss the remainder of the One-Day International (ODI) series and upcoming T20 International series against India due to a finger injury.

 

 

Du Plessis injured his right index finger during the first ODI at Kingsmead on Thursday, with further assessment and investigation revealing a fracture which will require three to six weeks to heal.

Du Plessis will undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation with the aim of being fit for the first Sunfoil Test match against Australia starting in Durban on March 1.

 

 

The selectors have included Farhaan Behardien as Du Plessis’ replacement, with Titans wicket-keeper batsman, Heinrich Klaasen, earning his maiden ODI call-up as a reserve wicket-keeper in the squad.

The captain for the remainder of the ODI series will be announced on Saturday. 

AFP

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