Fatherhood rules JP out of NZ T20s

2015-08-11 15:15
JP Duminy (AFP)

Cape Town - Proteas all-rounder JP Duminy has been ruled out of the two T20 matches against New Zealand as his wife prepares to give birth.

Duminy was originally given paternity leave for the three ODIs against the Black Caps, starting on Wednesday, August 19, but on Tuesday Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed that Duminy will also miss Friday's opening T20 in Durban as well as Sunday's second and final match in Centurion.

Duminy's wife, Sue, is due to give birth this week to the couples' first child.

CSA also confirmed that no replacement for Duminy will be called into the squad.

Proteas T20 squad

Faf du Plessis (Titans, captain), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), AB de Villiers (Titans), Eddie Leie (Highveld Lions), David Miller (Dolphins), Morne Morkel (Titans), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Knights), Morne van Wyk (Dolphins), David Wiese (Titans)

Proteas ODI squad

AB de Villiers (Titans, captain), Kyle Abbott (Dolphins), Hashim Amla (Cape Cobras), Farhaan Behardien (Titans), Faf du Plessis (Titans), Imran Tahir (Dolphins), David Miller (Dolphins), Aaron Phangiso (Highveld Lions), Vernon Philander (Cape Cobras), Kagiso Rabada (Highveld Lions), Rilee Rossouw (Knights), Dale Steyn (Cape Cobras), Morne van Wyk (Dolphins), David Wiese (Titans)

NZ Tour Itinerary

August 14, 2015: 1st T20 International (D/N), Kingsmead, Durban,

August 16, 2015: 2nd T20 International (Day), SuperSport Park, Centurion

August 19, 2015: 1st ODI (D/N), SuperSport Park, Centurion

August 23, 2015: 2nd ODI (Day), Senwes Park, Potchefstroom

August 26, 2015: 3rd ODI (D/N), Kingsmead, Durban

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