South Africa has suffered a setback just before the ODI series against India. Team’s all-rounder player Dwaine Pretorius has been ruled out of the T20 World Cup 2022 due to injury. Pretorius has suffered an injury to his left thumb. For this reason, he will not be able to play in the ODI series against India as well. Pretorius injured his finger during the last match of the T20 series played in Indore.
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Dwaine Pretorius being out of the team can prove to be harmful for South Africa. Cricket South Africa tweeted about his exit. The team wrote on Twitter, “All-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against India and the proceeding ICC Men’s T20 World Cup due to a fracture of his left thumb,”
Pretorius got a chance to bowl in a match of the T20 series against India. During this he took 3 wickets. If we look at his overall performance, he has taken 35 wickets in 30 T20 International matches played so far. Along with this, he has also scored 261 runs in 17 innings. Pretorius has taken 35 wickets in 27 ODIs. During this, he has also scored 192 runs in 13 innings.
Marco Jansen will play as a replacement of Pretorius for the ODI series against India. Although no announcement has been made yet for a replacement for the T20 World Cup. The list of reserve players for the World Cup includes Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo and Bjorn Fortuin. Only one of these players will play for the World Cup.
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Pretorius is the second player for South Africa who will miss the World Cup due to injury. Earlier, Rassie van der Dussen has also been ruled out due to a broken finger. Dussen suffered an injury during the Test series on England tour. He couldn’t play the third and final Test of the series as well as the T20 World Cup.
South Africa squad:
Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.
Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen and Andile Phehlukwayo.