Missed us? Buy TCP here

Subscribers login | Free sample


Get our weekly Cricket email

South Africa’s World Cup sinks lower as Dale Steyn ruled out of action

Dale Steyn

South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn will play no part in the Cricket World Cup.

Team medics have been monitoring a persistent shoulder which has curtailed the 35-year-old from any participation in the tournament thus far.

And with Steyn now set to visit a surgeon in London, the confirmation of his absence compounds the Proteas.

Having lost to England in their opener, a shock defeat to Bangladesh was compounded by the news seam bowler Lungi Ngidi will not be fit for Wednesday’s match against India.

Looking to avoid a three-match losing streak at the Ageas Bowl, South Africa have drafted in Beuran Hendricks as cover for Steyn.

Left-arm bowler Hendricks, 28, made his ODI debut earlier this year in the series against Pakistan, taking one wicket.

This article was brought to you by The Cricket Paper, the UK's best-selling cricket publication, on-sale every Sunday.
To subscribe to The Cricket Paper CLICK HERE

Tagged , ,

Share this story


Related Posts


The latest tweets from @TheCricketPaper

Have your say

[snack_ad id="6539084" type="1by1"]