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Duanne Olivier, a Proteas pacer, has been ruled out of test series between England and SA


     Duanne Olivier will not be participating in the forthcoming three-match Test series against England, which will start on August 17, according to Cricket South Africa (CSA), which announced this on Sunday. Due to a grade 2 hip flexor muscle damage, he has been ruled out. The four-day tour match against the England Lions at Canterbury's Spitfire Ground St. Lawrence is when Olivier suffered the injury.

      For the upcoming series, Olivier has not been replaced. Lord's Cricket Ground will host the opening Test of the series, with Old Trafford and The Oval hosting the following two. 

What they said

     In a statement issued by Cricket South Africa (CSA), Proteas team physician Dr. Hashendra Ramjee stated: "Duanne presented with substantial discomfort with his right hip flexor muscle at the conclusion of play on day three of the four-day tour match. He was sent for an MRI scan after a clinical evaluation, which showed a grade 2 tear of the right pectineus muscle."

     He will return home to begin his rehabilitation with the Gauteng Central Lions medical staff after being ruled out of the three-match Test series against England due to the severity of the injury" He added.

Proteas Test squad against England

      Dean Elgar (captain), Sarel Erwee, Marco Jansen, Simon Harmer, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Ryan Rickelton, Lutho Sipamla, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Khaya Zondo, Glenton Stuurman


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