Hendricks, Philander out of tri-series

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Respective hamstring and back injuries have ruled all-rounder Vernon Philander and seamer Beuran Hendricks out of South Africa's ODI tri-series with Zimbabwe and Australia this month.

Respective hamstring and back injuries have ruled all-rounder Vernon Philander and seamer Beuran Hendricks out of South Africa's ODI tri-series with Zimbabwe and Australia this month.

Philander and Hendricks did not play in August's three limited-overs fixtures against the Zimbabweans, but were expected to recover ahead of second leg of the tour.

Fast bowlers Kyle Abbott and Mthokozisi Shezi, however, have been retained as cover. The experienced Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, who were rested for the opening matches, have been recalled. Batsman Rilee Rossouw has been retained, while the lanky Marchant de Lange has not.

"Kyle impressed in the three matches he played against Zimbabwe while Mthokozisi, who also did well on his debut, is a like-for-like replacement for Beuran," said convener of selectors Andrew Hudson.

"It was also pleasing to see Marchant de Lange resume his international career, so well after a lengthy injury break and he underlines the tremendous depth we have to our fast bowling resources at the moment."

The seven-match ODI tri-series will start at the Harare Sports Club on Monday. The final will be played on 6 September.

<b>Squad:</b> AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Kyle Abbott, Quinton de Kock, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Ryan McLaren, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Wayne Parnell, Aaron Phangiso, Rilee Rossouw, Mthokozisi Shezi, Dale Steyn.

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