File photo of Duanne Olivier© AFP
Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Sunday that pacer Duanne Olivier has been banned from the upcoming three-match test series against England, which starts on August 17. He’s ruled out because of a grade 2 tear in the right hip flexor muscle. Olivier had sustained the injury during the four-day tour match against England Lions at The Spitfire Ground St. Lawrence in Canterbury.
No replacement has been named for Olivier for the upcoming series. The first Test of the series will be played at Lord’s Cricket Ground, while the next two will be played at Old Trafford and The Oval.
Proteas team physician, Dr. Hashendra Ramjee, explained in an official Cricket South Africa (CSA) release: “Duanne showed significant discomfort related to his right hip flexor muscle at the end of the game on day three of the four-day touring match. After clinical assessment, he was referred for an MRI scan that revealed a grade 2 tear in the right pectineus muscle.”
“Due to the extent of the injury, he has been banned from the three-game test series against England and will return home where he will begin his rehabilitation with the Gauteng Central Lions medical team,” he added.
Proteas Test squad against England Dean Elgar (Captain), Sarel Erwee, Marco Jansen, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Lutho Sipamla, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Khaya Zondo, Glenton Stuurman
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