Steyn injury worry for Proteas

2015-11-09 07:24
Dale Steyn (AP)

Cape Town - The Proteas are sweating on the availability of fast bowler Dale Steyn as they prepare for the second Test against India which starts in Bangalore on Saturday.

Steyn injured his groin in last week’s 108-run defeat in Mohali and will be monitored during the week.

There was however good news regarding the fitness of all-rounder JP Duminy and fast bowler Morne Morkel, who both missed the first Test.

“JP Duminy had the stitches removed from his right hand laceration. He will have a net session in the next couple of days and should be available for selection for the second Test match in Bengaluru,” said Proteas team manager, Mohammed Moosajee.

“Morne Morkel has fully recovered from the right quad strain, if the Test match had started a day later he probably would have been available for selection but it was too soon and he didn’t pass his fitness test on the morning of the match.”

Regarding the injury to Steyn, Moosajee commented: “The only fitness concern we have at the moment is Dale Steyn. He is still recovering from the groin strain he sustained during this Test match. He will have a fitness test two days before the second Test match before a final call on his availability is made.”  


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