Duminy, Mulder face three months on the sidelines

JP Duminy and Wiaan Mulder will be out of action for the next three months as they recover from injury, Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Tuesday.

Duminy was ruled out of the Proteas tour last week as he underwent shoulder surgery last while Mulder had an operation on his ankle.

Both players will also miss the Mzansi Super League (MSL), which will run from the 16 November until 16 December, and are in doubt for the five-match ODI series at home against Pakistan, starting late in January.

The news will come as blow to both players as the Proteas only have a limited number of ODI matches ahead of next year’s World Cup, which gets underway in May 2019.

Hashim Amla, meanwhile, who missed the recent home series against Zimbabwe due to a finger injury picked up in the Caribbean Premier League, will miss the three ODIs and one-off T20I in Australia but should be fit for the start of the MSL, where he will play for the Durban Heat.

The Proteas selectors recalled Chris Morris, Farhaan Behardien and Dwain Pretorius to the 15-man squad for the tour Down Under, with the first ODI set to take place in Perth on 4 November.

Proteas ODI squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Chris Morris, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn.