Fast bowler Marchant de Lange out of South Africa tour

Updated: 14 July 2012 18:14 IST

South Africa fast bowler Marchant de Lange has been forced out of the cricket tour of England by a lower back stress fracture. He's been replaced by allrounder Albie Morkel.

Canterbury, England:

South Africa fast bowler Marchant de Lange has been forced out of the cricket tour of England by a lower back stress fracture. He's been replaced by allrounder Albie Morkel.

De Lange didn't get to play on tour as his back pain worsened this week, prompting a bone scan.

He will require at least six weeks of rehabilitation, team physio Brandon Jackson said in a statement on Friday.

Morkel, who played his only test in 2009 against Australia, recently played for Somerset in the English Twenty20 competition, and was to join the Proteas on Friday.

Topics : Cricket England South Africa Marchant de Lange Lance Klusener Albie Morkel MS Dhoni
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