Dwaine Pretorius Ruled Out Of T20 World Cup Due To Fractured Thumb
By CricShots - Oct 6, 2022 4:26 pm
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The South African allrounder Dwaine Pretorius has been ruled out of the ongoing three-match ODI series in India as well as the upcoming men’s T20 World Cup 2022 – that is scheduled to be communing this month in Australia – after fracturing his left thumb. He picked up the injury during the third T20I against India on Tuesday in Indore, the only game South Africa managed to win in the three-match contest.

Dwaine Pretorius
Dwaine Pretorius

As per the quote in ESPNCricinfo, CSA chief medical officer Dr. Shuaib Manjra said, “The nature of the injury requires surgical intervention and Dwaine will consult the Cricket South Africa designated hand surgeon on arrival in South Africa. Normal rehabilitation procedures will follow to ensure he speedily returns to playing cricket.”

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Marco Jansen has been added to South Africa’s ODI squad for the series in India. Jansen is also part of the three-man reserves list for the T20 World Cup, along with Andile Phehlukwayo and Bjorn Fortuin, and could be the frontrunner to replace Pretorius in that squad as well. However, Jansen was not playing in the first ODI against India at Lucknow.

Marco Jansen
Marco Jansen

Temba Bavuma, the South Africa captain said: “We would have liked to bowl first as well. We have a job to do with the bat and we need to adapt accordingly after the first few overs. You gotta be able to adapt to different formats quickly and we still want to keep those T20 skills in check. Every game for us is a big opportunity. Malan is back at the top, Klaasen is back in the middle, and also Shamsi is back.”

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South Africa T20 World Cup squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rillee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.

Standby Players: Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo.