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Duminy Out of remaining India ODIs with Hand Injury

... Wisden India:

JP Duminy has been ruled out of the remaining two One-Day Internationals against India after he suffered lacerations to his right hand during the third match in Rajkot. Dean Elgar has been called up to replace Duminy, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Monday (October 19). He will, however, stay with the team and receive treatment in an effort to regain fitness ahead of the Test series which begins on November 5 in Mohali.

Duminy suffered the injury on the last ball of the 40th over when Mahendra Singh Dhoni hammered a flighted delivery straight back at him and struck his hand.

The South African allrounder has been in good form with the bat throughout the tour so far. He led South Africa to a thrilling win with an unbeaten 68 in the first Twenty20 International, and since then has scored 30 not out, 15, 36 and 14 in the next few games.

“Duminy will stay with the team and will need 2-3 week to recover from the injury,” announced CSA. “The team management aims to have him fit for the first Test in Mohali starting on November 5.”

Elgar, the left-hand batsman, last appeared in an ODI for South Africa in September 2012 and has scored 93 runs in the five games he has played. He has been in good touch and has scored two consecutive half-centuries for the Titans in South Africa’s One-Day Cup


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