South Africa suffered a serious blow to their ICC Males’s ODI World Cup 2023 marketing campaign as tempo bowlers Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala had been dominated out of the event after failing to clear a health check.
Each tempo bowlers had been named in South Africa’s preliminary 15-member squad for World Cup 2023 in India and in addition featured within the not too long ago concluded dwelling ODI sequence in opposition to Australia. South Africa got here from behind to win the sequence 3-2 after shedding the primary two video games.
Nevertheless, each gamers did not play their half in South Africa’s sequence victory as Anrich Nortje performed just one match and was dominated out after bowling 5 overs as a consequence of a again harm, whereas, Sisanda Magala managed to bowl solely 4 overs within the third ODI after feeling discomfort in his beforehand injured knee.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) has introduced all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo and tempo bowler Lizaad Williams as replacements for the injured pacers.
Head coach of South Africa Rob Walter expressed his disappointment over Nortje and Magala lacking out on the mega-event.
“It’s hugely disappointing for Anrich [Nortje] and Sisanda [Magala] to be missing out on the 50-over World Cup. Both are quality players that add immense value to the Proteas. We sympathize in their omission and will continue to provide all the necessary support as they work towards their return to competitive action,” stated Rob Walter.
“This provides an opportunity for Andile [Phehlukwayo] and Lizaad [Williams] on the global stage. Both players have been part of our winter programs as well as having represented South Africa in the recent white-ball tour against Australia. They offer great skill sets and we’re excited to have them complete the 15-player squad for this year’s World Cup.”
South Africa will depart for India on September 23 and can kick off their World Cup 2023 marketing campaign in opposition to Sri Lanka on 7 October on the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
South Africa’s up to date World Cup squad
Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams