Duanne Olivier ruled out of England Test: South Africa seamer Duanne Olivier has been ruled out of the test series against England after suffering a grade 2 right hip flexor muscle tear.
Duanne Olivier ruled out of England Test Series
Duanne Olivier sustained the injury during the four-day tour match defeat by England Lions in Canterbury which ended on Friday.
South Africa have not named a replacement for the pacer, and the visitors are sweating on the fitness of pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada.
“Duanne presented with significant discomfort involving his right hip flexor muscle at the close of play on day three of the four-day tour match. After clinical assessment, he was referred for an MRI scan which revealed a grade 2 tear involving the right pectineus muscle,” Proteas team doctor, Dr. Hashendra Ramjee explained.
Currently nursing an ankle injury, Rabada was ruled out of the two-match T20I series against Ireland, though has returned to train with the team.
“Due to the extent of the injury, he has been ruled out of the three-match Test series against England and will return home where he will commence his rehabilitation with the Gauteng Central Lions medical team.”
The first test between South Africa and England will be played on August 17 in Lord’s, London. The consecutive two test matches will be played on August 25 in Emirates Old Trafford, and September 8 in Kennington Oval.
South Africa Test Squad
Dean Elgar (c), 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.