25 September 2018

South Africa: Elgar Replaces Injured Amla in Proteas ODI Squad

Proteas batsman Dean Elgar has been added to the One-Day International (ODI) squad to take on Zimbabwe in the three-match series starting in Kimberley on Sunday.

Elgar replaces Hashim Amla , who has been ruled out of the series due to a finger injury.

"Hashim sustained a tear to the tendon in his left fifth digit while fielding during the recently concluded Caribbean Premier League," said team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee.

"The injury will need up to three weeks to heal making him unavailable for the series against Zimbabwe."

CSA National Selection Panel (NSP) convener, Linda Zondi, says Elgar's recent form and experience will be added value at the top of the order.

"We have said that the Zimbabwe series is an opportunity to further explore our ODI options and the unfortunate injury to Hashim gives us an opportunity to see what Dean is capable of in the limited-overs format. He has always been on our radar having put in consistent performances both in South Africa and the UK, and brings a wealth of valuable experience to the batting group in Hashim and Faf's absence," Zondi said.

Keshav Maharaj, meanwhile, has been released from the ODI squad and will play for the Dolphins in their first round four-day competition fixture against the Titans starting at SuperSport Park on Wednesday.

Source: Sport24

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