Rassie van der Dussen has been ruled out of the third ODI against Pakistan on Wednesday, citing a Grade One quadriceps muscle strain. Thus, he won’t be available for the series decider final, scheduled to be held on Wednesday.
It has come as a big blow to the proteas, who are already missing the services of players like Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Quinton de Kock and David Miller for the final ODI.
“The 32-year-old suffered a Grade One left quadriceps muscle strain. The Proteas medical team will evaluate and assess his progress as the T20 series approaches and make a final call on his participation in due course.”
The three-match series is currently leveled at 1-1 with one game left to be played. Pakistan made a great start as they won the first ODI. However, despite Fakhar Zaman’s heroic knock, they suffered a defeat in the second ODI.
Pakistan coach Misbah Ul-Haq earlier said that it would a remarkable achievement for Pakistan cricket if they manage to win the series in South Africa.
“The way we played the first two games and won the first ODI, the team is confident. This team has now started to believe they can win or reach a winning position out of nowhere, and the previous game was one big example (of that). I have always said that it is a young team and for them, every win is important.”