Du Plessis to miss remainder of Sri Lanka tour

Proteas captain Faf du Plessis has been ruled out of the remainder of the tour of Sri Lanka due to a right shoulder injury.

Du Plessis fell awkwardly while attempting a catch during the third ODI at Pallekele on Sunday, and was unable to field for the rest of the match.

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained the injury: “Faf sustained an injury to one of the rotator cuff tendons in his right shoulder and will unfortunately be unavailable for the rest of the tour.

“He will need a rehabilitation period of up to six weeks to make a full recovery. His return date back to South Africa will be confirmed in due course.”

The selectors will name the stand-in captain for the remainder of the ODI series and one-off T20I on Tuesday. There will be no replacement added to the squad.

The visitors already have an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.