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IND vs SA 3rd Test: Maharaj ruled out, replacement announced

South Africa has copped a blow ahead of the third and final Test at Ranchi as spinner Keshav Maharaj has been ruled out with a shoulder injury. Maharaj sustained the injury on day 2 of the Pune Test while fielding.

“A re-assessment ahead of the start of play this morning along with MRI results revealed that he will not be fit in time to play in the final Test match,” confirmed Cricket South Africa on Sunday (October 13).

“Based on this morning's assessment and the findings of the scan, the medical team feel he will not be fit in time for the next Test match in six days' time. The nature and extent of the injury would mean that he will probably return to play in 14 to 21 days based on his progress during the rehabilitation phase,” team doctor Ramjee Hashendra said.

George Linde added to the squad

Left-arm spinner George Linde will replace Maharaj in South Africa squad. The third Test of the series starts on Saturday in Ranchi. India have already taken an unassailable lead of 2-0.

South Africa Test squad for 3rd Test

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Senuran Muthusamy, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Dane Piedt, Lungi Ngidi, Zubayr Hamza, Heinrich Klaasen, George Linde