The ODI World Cup is going to start from October 5 to be hosted by India. Before this great match, the South African team has suffered a big setback. Two strong players of the team are out.
The countdown for the ODI World Cup has started. The ODI World Cup is about to begin hosted by India. Many teams including India, Australia, South Africa have also announced this. But, meanwhile, bad news has emerged for the South African team. Two strong players of the team are out of the team due to injury. New players have been included in the team in their place. At the same time, South Africa's white ball head coach Rob Walter has also confirmed this on Thursday after Enrique Norkia and Sisanda Magala were out of the team.
Anrich Nortje suffered a back problem while bowling during the second match of the home ODI series against Australia. In this match, he returned to the dressing room after bowling 5 overs. The African team was confident that he would be fit before the World Cup but he is now out due to a back problem. According to RevSports, Sisanda will also not be able to participate due to a knee injury.
Sisanda Magala has so far played 8 ODI matches for the South African team and in this he has taken 14 wickets at an average of 25.4. Now the African team has time till September 28 to announce the names of replacements for these two players.
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Fast bowler Anrich Nortje has suffered a stress fracture in his waist. Nortje complained of back pain in the second ODI against Australia, after which he was scanned and tested.
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Sisanda Magala was injured while playing for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He complained of knee pain during the ODI series against Australia. Magala has been kept out of the World Cup squad as a precautionary measure.
If we look at the schedule of the South African team in the ODI World Cup, they have to play their first match against the Sri Lankan team on 7th October in Delhi. Before this, the team will also get a chance to play 2 practice matches, one on 29th October with the Afghanistan team and the other on 2nd October with the New Zealand team.
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