World Cup 2023

Nortje-Magala ruled out of ODI World Cup

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 12:39 বৃহস্পতিবার, 21 সেপ্টেম্বর, 2023

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South Africa fast-bowlers Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala have been ruled out of the upcoming ODI World Cup, in October.

Nortje and Magala failed to clear a fitness test, while Nortje was named in the initial 15-member squad, both players failed to recover after the home series against Australia.

“It’s hugely disappointing for Anrich and Sisanda to be missing out on the 50-over World Cup. Both are quality players that add immense value to the Proteas. We sympathize in their omission and will continue to provide all the necessary support as they work towards their return to competitive action," head coach Rob Walter said. 

“This provides an opportunity for Andile and Lizaad on the global stage. Both players have been part of our winter programs as well as having represented South Africa in the recent white-ball tour against Australia. They offer great skill sets and we’re excited to have them complete the 15-player squad for this year’s World Cup.”

The squad departs for India on Saturday, 23 September and will begin their World Cup campaign against Sri Lanka in Delhi on 7 October.

South Africa's updated squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.