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Dale Steyn ruled out of final Test against England

Fast bowler Dale Steyn was officially ruled out of the 4th Test match against England on Wednesday.

cricket Updated: Jan 20, 2016 09:53 IST
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Fast bowler Dale Steyn was officially ruled out of the 4th Test match against England on Wednesday. (AP Photo)

Fast bowler Dale Steyn was officially ruled out of the 4th Test match against England on Wednesday as the Proteas seek to give him more time to recover from a shoulder injury ahead of the five-match ODI series starting on February 3.

Wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock will have a final assessment on his troublesome knee on Wednesday ahead of the fourth test against England in Pretoria, according to Cricket South Africa.

De Kock was injured while walking his dog on the eve of the third match at the Wanderers and was replaced in the side by Dane Vilas.

Opener Stiaan Van Zyl’s dismal series is over after he was released from the squad with uncapped Stephen Cook set to replace him at the top of the order in the match which starts on Friday.

Van Zyl, usually a middle-order batsman, scored just 69 runs in five innings at an average of 13.80.

England have won the test series after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead ahead of the final match at Centurion Park.