Parnell out with injured ribs


Proteas all-rounder, Wayne Parnell, has been ruled out of the One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia due to a rib injury. 

Parnell sustained the injury during the second ODI in Johannesburg on Sunday and will need between three to four weeks to make a full recovery.

Commenting on Parnell’s injury, Proteas team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: “ Wayne had a high-impact landing while fielding during the second ODI on Sunday with subsequent scans confirming a rib injury.

“He will require two to three weeks of rest before he can resume bowling which makes him unavailable for the remainder of this series.”

The Proteas have made two changes for the third ODI at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, with Hashim Amla returning to the top of the order and Dwaine Pretorius replacing the injured Parnell. Australia have won the toss and elected to bat.

South Africa XI in batting order: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wk), Faf du Plessis (captain), Rilee Rossouw, JP Duminy, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir.