Due to a hamstring injury sustained during South Africa’s warm-up loss to the England Lions this week, fast bowler Duanne Olivier will not play in the three-match Test series against England.
“Duanne complained of significant pain in his right hip flexor muscle. He was submitted for an MRI scan after a clinical evaluation, which revealed a grade 2 rupture of the right pectineus muscle “According to a press release from Cricket South Africa, team doctor Hashendra Ramjee.
Despite the fact that fellow seamer Kagiso Rabada is rushing to recover from an ankle injury, South Africa will not call in a substitute.
The other seamers on the team are Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Marco Jansen, Lutho Sipamla, and Glenton Stuurman. On Wednesday, the first test begins at Lord’s.