South Africa all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius has been ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against India and also will miss the entire ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia owing to a fractured left thumb.
Dwaine Pretorius Ruled Out of T20 World Cup 2022
The bowling all-rounder suffered an injury during the third T20I against India and is set to undergo a surgery.
Cricket South Africa has named all-rounder Marco Jansen as the replacement player for the ODI series against India and is yet to announce the player for T20 World Cup 2022.
Notably, Jansen is also one of the three reserves for the T20 World Cup, with Andile Phehlukwayo and Bjorn Fortuin being the other two.
“The nature of the injury requires surgical intervention and Dwaine will consult the Cricket South Africa designated hand surgeon on arrival in South Africa,” CSA chief medical officer Dr Shuaib Manjra said. “Normal rehabilitation procedures will follow to ensure he speedily returns to playing cricket.”
Pretorius is the second key player from South Africa to miss the T20 World Cup, middle-order batter Rassie van der Dussen was ruled out with a finger injury last month.
Dwaine Pretorius have played 27 ODIs and 30 T20I matches and bagged 35 wickets in each respectively. Pretorius with bat scored 192 and 261 runs respectively.
South Africa will play their first match of the tournament against the winner of Group B on October 24 in Bellerive Oval, Hobart.
South Africa T20 World Cup squad
Temba Bavuma (captain), 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, Dwaine Pretorius (ruled out, replacement yet to be named)
Reserves: Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen and Andile Phehlukwayo