Behardien set to replace injured Miller

2017-02-03 15:31
Farhaan Behardien (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Proteas skipper AB de Villiers confirmed on Friday that batsman Farhaan Behardien will replace the injured David Miller for the third ODI at the Wanderers on Saturday.

Miller was ruled out of the remainder of the ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a finger injury on his right hand.

Miller sustained a cut to his finger while fielding during the second ODI at Kingsmead, after blasting 117 off 98 balls to put the Proteas in control.

De Villiers says that Behardien's selection was based on his versatility, as he can contribute with bat and ball.

"He is one of the guys you want in your team when the chips are down and when you're going well," De Villiers told reporters at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Friday.

"He can play any role and is versatile. He can bowl a few overs and is great in the field.

"He's a good guy and it's nice to have him in the side. He is a really good replacement for Dave (Miller) and there's no better that's for sure.

"So it's great to have Fudge (Farhaan) back and I expect him to do well tomorrow (Saturday)."

The Proteas currently lead the five-match ODI series 2-0.

Play on Saturday starts at 13:30.


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