Injured Hashim Amla withdrawn from final ODI; Dean Elgar included

Fast bowler Dale Steyn was recalled to the squad on Wednesday while Dean Elgar was added as batting cover for Amla.

Reported by: Associated Press
Last updated on Wednesday, 23 January, 2013 17:32 IST
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Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa says batsman Hashim Amla's fitness will not be risked in the final one-day international against New Zealand on Friday.

CSA has withdrawn the right-hander from the game because of a right thigh strain — when he was 50-50 to play — and will allow him to rest ahead of the upcoming three-test home series against Pakistan, which starts on Feb 1.

South Africa said left-arm spinner Robin Peterson was also unavailable for the final game against the Black Caps in Potchefstroom because of split webbing on his right hand.

South Africa trails 2-0 in the three-game series and faces a rare home series whitewash.

Fast bowler Dale Steyn was recalled to the squad on Wednesday while Dean Elgar was added as batting cover for Amla.

Story first published on: Wednesday, 23 January 2013 17:30 IST

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