JP Duminy ruled out of South Africa’s tour of Australia and MSL
It has also been confirmed that he will need to get his right shoulder operated for recovery.
Updated - Oct 16, 2018 6:38 pm
South African all-rounder JP Duminy on Tuesday was ruled out of the national team’s upcoming tour of Australia. The Proteas are scheduled to travel down under at the end of October. Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed that the shoulder injury will keep Duminy out of action and will thus not be available for the tour.
Not just that he will also have to sit out of the inaugural edition of South Africa’s domestic T20 competition the Mzansi Super League. The six-team franchise-based T20 league is slated to get underway on November 16. Duminy was signed up as a Marquee player by the Cape Town Blitz franchise. It has also been confirmed that he will need to get his right shoulder operated for recovery.
Suffered the injury in Zimbabwe
It has also been confirmed that he will need to get his right shoulder operated for recovery. The team manager revealed that JPD aggravated the problem with his shoulder that occurred during the Zimbabwe series. They still are yet to identify the extent of rehabilitation it will take for Duminy to be back on the field and the timeline for his comeback hasn’t been set yet.
“JP aggravated a pre-existing shoulder injury during the recently concluded series against Zimbabwe. 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,” South Africam team manager Dr. Mohammed Moosajee said.
The Cape Town side has thus signed up Quinton de Kock as a replacement of Duminy. It is a bigger blow to the Proteas as they already lost senior batsman Hashim Amla who hurt his finger while playing in the Carribean Premier League. and subsequently was forced to sit out of the home series against Zimbabwe.
South Africa will play a warm-up game and three ODIs vs the Aussies from November 4-17.