Injured Duminy ruled out for six weeks

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South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy has been withdrawn from the upcoming five-match ODI series against Australia due to a long-standing injury to his left knee, and will be out for six weeks.

Farhaan Behardien, who is currently in Australia for the T20 series, will replace Duminy in the squad. Marchant de Lange has also been added to the squad to bolster the pace-bowling resources.
 
Commenting on Duminy's injury, Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, said: "JP aggravated his long-standing knee injury during the current T20 series against Australia.

"This is the same injury that plagued him during the Tri-series in Zimbabwe and caused him to miss the Champions League T20.
 
"The recommendation from the medical committee is that he returns back to South Africa for a six-week period of rest and rehabilitation, particularly ahead of a busy season at home and the ICC World Cup in three months."

Duminy was the captain for the T20 series, his first stint as skipper, though they lost two one. AB de Villiers will return to the side to captain the ODI series.

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