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Faf du Plessis out of India-South Africa ODI, T20 series with finger injury

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

cricket Updated: Feb 02, 2018 22:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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South Africa’s injury troubles have mounted with the exit of Faf du Plessis, who scored a ton against India in the first ODI. (BCCI)(AFP)

Faf du Plessis, South African cricket team captain, 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 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Thursday, with further assessment and investigation revealing a fracture which will require three to six weeks to heal.

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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 1st.

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

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

Earlier, South Africa also lost AB de Villliers with a finger injury. Earlier, Dale Steyn missed the Test series against India due to a heel injury he sustained on day 2 of the first Test in Cape Town.

South Africa lost the first ODI in Durban by six wickets. the second ODI is in Centurion on Sunday.

First Published: Feb 02, 2018 22:34 IST