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Finger injury sidelines Faf du Plessis out of the ODI, T20I series against India

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Predicted XI Proteas: Faf du Plessis could make or break in the middle-order. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

South African captain Faf du Plessis, who scored a marvelous ton in the series opener at Kingsmead Durban, has been ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series and also the T20I series against India. Farhan Behardien has been called in as the replacement for the Proteas skipper.

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Faf du Plessis to take up the Centurion surface matter with CSA. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

This comes in as a huge blow for the host as earlier their ace batsman AB de Villiers was also ruled out of the first three matches of the series. This creates a huge void within the South African middle order which struggled against the Indian wrist spinning duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.

South Africa Vs India 2018, Durban ODI, Proteas Predicted XI, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers
Predicted XI Proteas: Faf du Plessis could make or break in the middle-order. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

During the first ODI of the series, Du Plessis missed out during the later stages of the match with Indian almost winning it. During the press conference, he mentioned that his finger bothered him, therefore, was out of the field to tend his injury. He was hopeful about playing the second One-dayer.

It was found out that Faf du Plessis sustained a fracture in his finger which would take 3-6 weeks to heal. An assessment will be held on March 1 at Durban prior to the series against Australia. The announcement of the new captain for the South African side will be made on Sunday. Meanwhile, Heinrich Klaasen earned his maiden ODI call-up as a reserve ‘keeper’.

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