Cricket South Africa (CSA) has been dealt a major blow on the eve of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, slated to kick off in India on October 5. The Proteas’ marketing campaign has taken an unlucky flip with the information of Sisanda Magala‘s unavailability for the worldwide cricket spectacle.
Magala, the right-arm fast-medium pacer, has been dominated out of the ODI World Cup as a consequence of an damage, confirmed by Proteas Males. The damage setback occurred in the course of the third ODI of the latest collection in opposition to Australia.
Double blow for the Proteas
Magala’s World Cup dream was lower brief as he suffered a knee damage throughout his solely look within the collection in opposition to Australia. In that specific match, he managed to bowl simply 4 overs earlier than succumbing to the damage.
The absence of Magala might be a major double blow for the South African staff. Earlier stories additionally indicated that their premier tempo bowler, Anrich Nortje, will miss the ODI World Cup 2023.
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Andile Phehlukwayo to exchange Magala, Lizaad Williams rather than Nortje
Within the wake of Magala’s unlucky damage, all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo has been chosen because the substitute. Equally, Lizaad Williams has been picked because the substitute of Nortje. Notably, Phehlukwayo showcased his potential in the course of the ultimate ODI in opposition to Australia on the Wanderers on Sunday.
Throughout that essential match, Phehlukwayo performed a match-changing innings, scoring an unbeaten 39 from simply 19 balls. This spectacular show has positioned him as a powerful contender to step into Magala’s footwear for the upcoming World Cup. Phehlukwayo has confronted setbacks in his cricketing journey over the previous couple of years. He went unsold on the inaugural SA20 Participant Public sale and misplaced his nationwide contract. Nevertheless, he has labored laborious on his health and abilities.
The Proteas aspect will start their ODI World Cup marketing campaign in opposition to Sri Lanka.
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