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South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy will be sidelined for next month’s limited overs tour of Australia to have his right shoulder surgically repaired.
Duminy aggravated a “pre-existing” injury and will also miss the inaugural Mzansi Super League, which is South Africa’s new domestic Twenty20 competition.
Duminy was the Cape Town Blitz’s marquee player, but since he has been ruled out of the tournament, he has been replaced by Quinton de Kock.
“JP aggravated a pre-existing shoulder injury during the recently-concluded series against Zimbabwe,” South Africa team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “The injury will require surgical management, thus ruling him out of the immediate tour of Australia and the upcoming MSL. At the moment, we can’t say how long he will be out for, that is dependent on the results from the surgery.”
Duminy is the second senior player to be sidelined for the limited overs tour of Australia after batsman Hashim Amla, who will miss the series in order to recover from a finger tendon injury.
South Africa’s tour of Australia will consist of three ODIs and a one-off Twenty20 International.
The ODI series will begin on November 4 in Perth, while the Twenty20 International will be held in Queensland on November 17.