Cape Town - All-rounder, Albie Morkel has been called up to replace the
injured David Wiese for the three-match T20 International series against India
starting in Dharamshala next week Friday.
Wiese fractured his finger while
playing for the Titans in a pre-season warm-up match.
Rilee Rossouw has been ruled out of the One-Day International (ODI) series
following recommendations from Cricket South Africa’s medical committee and
will be replaced by Khaya Zondo in the squad.
Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, gave clarity on
the injuries at the squad’s departure press conference held at OR Tambo
International airport on Saturday afternoon.
“Unfortunately David Wiese fractured his right
hand last week Sunday while taking a return catch off his own bowling,” he
“The bone needed surgery and he went into theatre this morning, he
will be out of cricket action for at least six weeks. With regards to Rilee
Rossouw, the last time we met we spoke about the stress fracture in his left
foot which required about eight to 12 weeks of recovery time. Cricket South
Africa’s medical committee, after having assessed him, decided that it is still
too early for him to be pushed at this stage. The plan is to get him to be ready
for action only at the end of October so he will miss the T20 and ODI leg of
the series against India.”