Harare - Fast bowler Beuran Hendricks is out of South Africa's three-match one-day international series with Zimbabwe that starts on Sunday.
Hendricks has a back strain, suffered while touring Australia with the A team, Cricket South Africa said in a news release on Tuesday.
He will not be replaced in a squad already missing rested pace trio Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander.
Kyle Abbott, Ryan McLaren, Wayne Parnell, Marchant de Lange and uncapped Mthokozisi Shezi are to fill the fast bowling roles.
South Africa meet Zimbabwe in three ODIs in Bulawayo before Australia arrive for a triangular tournament in Harare that starts on August 25.