Rassie van der Dussen Injury: In a massive body blow, South Africa’s in-form batsman Rassie van der Dussen has been ruled out of the series deciding 3rd ODI against Pakistan scheduled later in the day. South Africa levelled the three-match ODI series 1-1 after a superb 17-run victory in the second South Africa vs Pakistan ODI match. Van der Dussen has been batting impressively well in this ongoing ODI series as he was the leading run-getter for South Africa.
According to recent reports, van der Dussen has sustained a Grade One left quadriceps muscle strain ahead of the third and final SA vs PAK ODI match on Wednesday. Rassie notched up a remarkable unbeaten knock of 123 runs in the first ODI and then also smashed a quick-fire 60 runs off just 37 balls in the second match. In the 2 ODI matches, the Proteas middle-order batsman has notched up an amazing. total of 183 runs.
South Africa are already without their five main players, Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock, Anrich Nortje, David Miller and Lungi Ngidi who will no further take part in the SA vs PAK white-ball series due to their participation in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season.
South Africa have been forced to make a whole lot of changes in their playing XI for this crucial series decider against Pakistan. The hosts have included the likes of Janneman Malan, JJ Smuts, Kyle Verreynne, Daryn Dupavillon, Beuran Hendricks, Lutho Sipamla and Keshav Maharaj. On the other hand, Pakistan have also made four changes to their side from the second ODI with Sarfaraz Ahmed, Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Nawaz replacing Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Danish Aziz and Mohammad Hasnain. South Africa have won the toss and opted to bowl first in this series deciding third ODI match.
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