South Africa pacer Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the Test series against India due to a persistent injury, announced Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Tuesday.
There will be no replacement added to the squad for Nortje.
“He has unfortunately not recovered adequately for the expected Test match bowling loads and is currently consulting with specialists to manage and advise on his recovery,” said a CSA statement.
The first Test begins on Sunday at Centurion.
South Africa squad vs India
Dean Elgar (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Quinton de Kock (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Prenelan Subrayen, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duanne Olivier.
More to follow….