South Africa have suffered a setback ahead of the Test series against India. Fast bowler Enrique Nortze has been ruled out of the three-match series due to injury.
Updated: December 21, 2021 03:35:00 pm
South Africa have suffered a major setback ahead of the three-match Test series against India starting on December 26. South African fast bowler Enrique Nortze has been ruled out of the three-match series due to injury. Cricket South Africa issued a statement and informed about this. However, the South Africa board has not yet decided which player will be included in the Test team in his place.
The first Test match between India and South Africa is to be played from 26 December at SuperSport Park in Centurion. South Africa’s fast bowling attack has suffered a major setback in Nortze’s absence. Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Engindi will now be responsible for handling South Africa’s fast bowling attack. Nortze had a great performance in IPL 2021. Due to which Delhi Capitals decided to retain him before the mega auction. He made his mark in the Indian Premier League tournament as one of the best fast bowlers. He also holds the record of bowling the fastest ball in the IPL.
JUST IN#AnrichNortje has been ruled out of the Test series India due to a persistent injury.
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South Africa’s Test squad for the series against India– Dean Elgar (Captain), Temba Bavuma (Vice-Captain), Quinton de Kock (WK), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Irvi, Beuren Hendrix, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Viaan Mulder, Keegan Pietersen, Rassi Van Der Dusen, Kyle Wren, Marco Jensen, Glenton Sturman, Prenelan Subray, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duane Oliver.
In the 12 Test matches played so far, this fast bowler has taken 47 wickets. Six wickets for 56 runs has been his best bowling performance. Talking about his performance in ODI cricket, he has taken 22 wickets in 12 matches. His best performance was four wickets for 51 runs. He has taken 18 wickets in 16 matches played in the same 20-20 International. In which three wickets for 8 runs was his best bowling figure. His exit before the upcoming Test series is certainly a very disappointing news for South Africa.