Shoulder Injury Rules Faf du Plessis Out Of Sri Lanka Tour

Shoulder Injury Rules Faf du Plessis Out Of Sri Lanka Tour
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South Africa will miss the services of their skipper Faf du Plessis for the remainder of the Sri Lanka tour. The right-handed batsman has been ruled out of the tour due to a shoulder injury.

The Proteas star suffered the tour-ending injury during the third ODI while attempting a catch.

Shoulder Injury Rules Faf du Plessis Out Of Sri Lanka Tour
Faf du Plessis is out of the tour after suffering a shoulder injury (Credits: Twitter)

Dr Mohammed Moosajee, South Africa’s team manager, confirmed the news and said that du Plessis will need close to six weeks to recover from the injury.

“Faf sustained an injury to one of the rotator cuff tendons in his right shoulder and will unfortunately be unavailable for the rest of the tour. He will need a rehabilitation period of up to six weeks to make a full recovery. His return date back to South Africa will be confirmed in due course,” said Moosajee.

Meanwhile, the visitors have decided against naming a replacement for their skipper. They are yet to announce the name of the stand-in captain from the squad. JP Duminy looks the likely contender to lead the Proteas on the remainder of the tour. Earlier this year, Aiden Markram had led South Africa against India in absence of du Plessis.

However,  he has lost his regular place in the playing eleven and is unlikely to get the role. On the other hand, Duminy had led the team during the T20Is against India at home earlier this year and looks the front-runner to take the role.

Shoulder Injury Rules Faf du Plessis Out Of Sri Lanka Tour
South Africa have decided not to name Faf du Plessis’ replacement (Credits: AFP)

The tourists have already clinched the five-match ODI series after winning the first three games and will be without the services of du Plessis for the two remaining ODIs and one-off T20I.

South Africa squad:

Quinton de Kock (wk); Hashim Amla; Reeza Hendricks; Jean-Paul Duminy; David Miller; Willem Mulder; Andile Phehlukwayo; Kagiso Rabada; Tabraiz Shamsi; Lungi Ngidi; Heinrich Klaasen; Keshav Maharaj; Junior Dala;  Aiden Markram

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