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South Africa's Dale Steyn out of Cricket World Cup

  • Published at 05:41 pm June 4th, 2019
Dale Steyn
File Photo: Dale Steyn

South Africa is under huge pressure after defeats in their opening two games, one of them which was against Bangladesh

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the World Cup with a shoulder injury, tournament organisers announced on Tuesday.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) said in a statement that it had approved pace bowler Beuran Hendricks as a replacement for Steyn for the remainder of the tournament.

"Bowler Steyn has suffered a second shoulder injury which has not responded to treatment and has ruled him out of bowling for the foreseeable future," said the ICC statement.

"His replacement Hendricks is a left-arm fast bowler," the statement added.

The 35-year-old had been battling to overcome a shoulder injury in time for Wednesday's clash with India in Southampton, with South Africa under huge pressure after defeats in their opening two matches of the tournament.