South African fast bowler Dwaine Pretorius has been ruled out of the forthcoming T20I and ODI series against England due to a hamstring injury.
South African team doctor Shuaib Manjra confirmed the news to the media ahead of the first T20I between the Proteas and England at Newland, Cape Town, on Friday.
According to the team doctor, the injury took place during a practice session and it is will take Dwaine Pretorious at least three-four weeks to recover. Cricket South Africa confirmed that no replacement has been named for the injured fast bowler.
“The injury took place during a team practice session at Six Gun Grill Newlands and is expected to take three to four weeks for recovery,” Cricket South Africa said in an official press release.
CSA also confirmed that no player has tested positive for coronavirus in the third round of testing that took place on Thursday.
“The hosts did their final round of testing this morning (Thursday) with the expectation of receiving results later in the evening – an update will be provided when the results are confirmed,” the official release added.
The release also provided an update on the two players that tested positive during the first two rounds of testing, stating that the unnamed duo has been placed in isolation and will not be available for selection.
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