South African captain Faf du Plessis will miss the remainder of the ODI series and the entire T20I series against India due to injury.
Cricket South Africa’s announcement came on Friday (February 2) that the 33-year-old will not play a part in the rest of the limited overs matches against India due to a finger injury. Du Plessis suffered an injury to his right index finger in the first ODI at Kingsmead, and further assessment revealed it to be a fracture. A recovery time of 3-6 weeks means the skipper will be sidelined for the rest of the month.
A period of rest and rehabilitation is in store for the skipper in order to be fit for the first Test against Australia, which starts on March 1.
All-rounder Farhaan Behardien has been called in as a replacement while Heinrich Klaasen has earned his maiden ODI call-up as a reserve ‘keeper.
Cricket South Africa will announcing a stand-in skipper on Saturday (February 3).