Morris ruled out of Bangladesh Tests

2017-09-19 09:35
Chris Morris (Getty)

Cape Town - The Proteas have received another setback ahead of their Test series against Bangladesh with the news that all-rounder Chris Morris has been ruled out of both matches. 

Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee confirmed the news at new coach Ottis Gibson's unveiling in Johannesburg on Tuesday. 

Morris is struggling with a back strain and he may only be available for the T20 and ODI series' against the Tigers, starting on October 15. 

With Vernon Philander also out of the first Test and Dale Steyn not ready, the Proteas will have to examine their depth against Bangladesh. 

Other all-rounder options are Wayne Parnell and the uncapped duo of Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius

The first Test against Bangladesh gets underway on September 28 in Potchefstroom while the second Test starts on October 6 in Bloemfontein. 

The 30-year-old Morris has played just four Tests for the Proteas so far. 

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