Miller to miss remainder of ODI series

“He will need at least 7-10 days to recover and will miss the remaining three matches of the series”

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South Africa batsman David Miller will play no further part in the ongoing five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka due to a finger injury.

Miller suffered a cut to the little finger on his right hand after failing to take a catch properly in the second ODI in Durban on Wednesday and will be out of action for seven to 10 days as he required stitches to close the wound.

“David required sutures to a laceration sustained while fielding a ball during the match last night,” Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee said. “He will need at least 7-10 days to recover and will miss the remaining three matches of the series. He remains available for selection for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.”

While no replacement will be called up, Miller’s absence will be a big blow for South Africa, especially after he made a superb 117 not out in the second ODI, which South Africa won by 121 runs.

South Africa hold a 2-0 lead going into the third ODI in Johannesburg on Saturday.

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