Faf du Plessis Ruled Out Of The Limited Overs Series Against India
By CricShots - Feb 3, 2018 2:21 am
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The South African team’s woes tends to be increasing as their skipper Faf du Plessis getting ruled out of the ongoing One-Day International series and the upcoming Twenty20 International series against India due to a finger injury.

Faf du Plessis

Du Plessis sustained the injury during the first ODI in Durban, which Team India won by six wickets, and on further evaluation, it was revealed to be a fracture. All-rounder Farhaan Behardien has been called in as a replacement while Heinrich Klaasen has earned his maiden ODI call-up as a reserve ‘keeper. The skipper for the remaining ODI series will be announced on Saturday.

South Africa, who are already missing the services of the injured AB de Villiers – who was ruled out for the first three games, will be seriously depressed in the absence of their skipper in the ongoing high-intensity series. Du Plessis was the only recognized batsman Proteas batsman who played well against the Indian wrist spinners in the Durban ODI as he scored a century as well.

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Faf tacked the Indian wrist-spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav pretty well as he helped the hosts to reach a par score after their middle order crumbled to India’s wrist spin.

Du Plessis will undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation in order to be fit for the first Test against Australia, set to begin on March 1 in Durban. The fracture is expected to require 3-6 weeks to heal.