Linde in for Maharaj
Left-arm spinner George Linde will replace an injured Keshav Maharaj in South Africa’s squad for the third Test in Ranchi, starting on Saturday.
According to a CSA media release, Maharaj sustained an injury to his right shoulder while fielding on day two of the second match and MRI results revealed that he will not be fit in time to play in the final Test match.
“An MRI scan revealed that Keshav has sustained an injury to a muscle in his right shoulder. He was re-assessed this morning, particularly with regards to bowling, and he showed significant discomfort in this latter discipline,” team doctor Ramjee Hashendra commented.
“Based on this morning’s assessment and the findings of the scan, the medical team feels, he will not be fit in time for the next Test match in six days’ time. The nature and extent of the injury would mean that he will probably return to play in 14 to 21 days based on his progress during the rehabilitation phase.”