Following the finger injury with no on-time recovery Faf du Plessis famed as South Africa’s cricket captain has now been freed-out of the remaining ODI and T20I series. Farhaan Behardien and Heinrich Klaasen are to take over him for the ODI series.
He was diagnosed with fracture after he was injured in the first ODI and has now been advised to give complete rest for about 3-6 weeks. He is now expected to play his first test against Australia at Durban on March 1, which will consequential for the team.
It is a very crummy situation for South Africans as they were already suffering the loss of AB de Villiers who was also one of their very efficacious players. They are already at 0-1 down against India in the six-match ODI series. Also, the captaincy takeover is still unbeknownst.
When asked about his injury at post-match presentation, the player shewed it away as “just a few battle scars”.
He also out-witted Shaun Pollock as: “Just went upstairs to get the fingers checked.”
The caption also stepped up as top order crumbler after the hosts won the toss in first ODI at Durban and elected to bat.
He scored 120 and achieved a score of 269/8, unfortunately even that wasn’t enough against India because of the awe-struck another century in ODI run cha by Virat Kohli.As an outcome of which India cruised to victory with 27 balls to spare.
Klaasen will make his international debut at the age of 26 but the wicketkeeper has been sparkling of late. He is a right-hander and has played 42 List-A matches and averages over 35 and has a strike rate of over 90 with a century and nine fifties under his name.
Behardien who is an all-rounder has been a part of the ODI and T20I squad and is more likely to take Faf du Plessis place for the second ODI against India at Centurion on Sunday (February 4).