Proteas bowl first in 2nd warm-up match
Posted by: csa on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

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The Blue Label Telecoms Proteas have lost the the toss and will bowl first in their second ICC World Twenty20 warm-up match against Pakistan in Fatullah on Wednesday. The Proteas will play 13 players, with Faf du Plessis and Dale Steyn sitting out due to injury.
 
Steyn has been assessed as having mildly aggravated his previous hamstring strain sustained during the Test match against Australia two weeks ago. He will continue to receive treatment from the physiotherapist to give him the best chance of recovery for the opening match.
 
Du Plessis remains a 50-50 chance for the opening match following his hamstring strain.  The medical team is cautious of rushing him too soon because of the explosive nature of T20 cricket and the back-to-back schedule of fixtures. He will continue to receive extensive treatment and rehab to give him the best chance of regaining full fitness for the opening match.
 
A call on Steyn and Du Plessis's availability for the opening match will only be made on Saturday afternoon before the match.
 
South Africa: AB de Villiers (cpt), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), JP Duminy, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Albie Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Beuran Hendricks, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir, Aaron Phangiso. 

 

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