South Africa’s talisman batsman David Miller has been ruled out of the match against Sri Lanka with a groin strain. The talisman batsman who hasn’t been at his best had picked up the injury when he was fielding in the match which Proteas lost against Pakistan by 49 runs. Miller had left the field when he had picked up the injury. However, he came back to bat in South Africa’s unsuccessful run chase.
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The left-hander scored 31 runs from 37 balls against Pakistan. Miller has thus far scored 136 runs in the four innings he has played in the tournament. The southpaw batsman has scored his runs at an average of 34 and strike rate of 86.52.
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Subsequently, JP Duminy is expected to play in place of David Miller. Duminy has already announced that this World Cup will be his swansong event in the 50-overs format. The left-hander hasn’t played any match since the loss against India and has played only three matches in the ongoing tournament.
On the other hand, it has been a forgettable tournament for South Africa. They are already knocked out of the competition after their loss against Pakistan. Faf du Plessis-led side have won a solitary contest which they managed to win against Afghanistan by nine wickets.
However, apart from that win, it has been a disappointing World Cup campaign for the team. The Proteas have failed to tick the right boxes and they would like to end the tourney on a high. The Rainbow nation hasn’t been turned on and their batting has let them down. In fact, the highest individual score for them is just 68 runs which were scored by Quinton de Kock.
South Africa will play their penultimate match of the tournament against Sri Lanka at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street on 28th June.