JP Duminy ruled out of the West Indies fixture due to hamstring injury
Updated - Mar 22, 2016 11:08 am
South Africa’s premier spin bowling all-rounder JP Duminy has been ruled out of the upcoming fixture against West Indies. Both teams meet at 25th March 2016 at Nagpur.
It was reported on Sunday that the Duminy has suffered a strain to his left hamstring against Afghanistan on March 20th. He picked up the injury when he sprinted out to reach for the ball at the point region boundary.
The all-rounder pulled up just short of the rope and limped off the field to receive treatment. Later, he did not come back to the field for the rest of the Afghanistan innings.
Proteas manager and doctor Mohammed Moosajee had then stated, “JP pulled up with a hamstring strain in the match against Afghanistan. He underwent a scan yesterday (on Sunday) here in Nagpur and we are waiting on the results before we issue a prognosis.”
However, the reports which came out today were negative which meant that Duminy has to sit out and recover from the hamstring problem.
JP Duminy has previously struggled with serious injury problems. He has had problems with the Achilles tendon and also suffers from a chronic knee problem.
The South Africans are currently at a crucial stage in the World T20. The Proteas lost a high-scoring entertainer against England in their Super 10 stage opener at Mumbai. They then came back with a victory over Afghanistan at the same venue a day later. They must now win all their upcoming games in order to stay in contention for the semi-final spot.
The 32-year-old’s exclusion can pave the way for left-arm spinner Aaron Phangiso to come into the Playing XI.