South Africa’s Dane van Niekerk ruled out of World Cup with ankle fracture

Captain Dane van Niekerk has been ruled out of action for at least three months, including the impending 50-overs World Cup for New Zealand, following a lower leg injury, Cricket South Africa said in an assertion on Thursday (January 13).

The all-rounder supported a crack on her left side lower leg after incidentally slipping on a wet surface at home last week and has consequently been sidelined from the instructional course in front of the four-match ODI series against West Indies at home in the number one spot up to the World Cup.

“As things stand, she doesn’t need a medical procedure however will be checked intently. It’s a steady break with insignificant uprooting and her recuperation timetable is something like 12 weeks,” group specialist Tshegofatso Gaetsewe said.

“Losing Dane is huge for the group and the country, we will painfully miss her authority and all-round cricket capacities. I might want to want her to enjoy all that life has to offer with her recuperation and a smooth and consistent re-visitation of the public group,” Convenor of Selectors, Clinton du Preez said. “This achieves a chance for one more player inside the pipeline.”

The 21-part broadened crew will enter bio-secure climate on Friday, and will be pruned further for the ODIs following a 10-day instructional course. The rundown incorporates uncapped Western Province hitter, Delmari Tucker, while Raisibe Ntozakhe has procured herself one more shot at rebound for the ODIs in Johannesburg between January 28 and February 6.

Training squad : Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Trisha Chetty, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nondumiso Shangase, Andrie Steyn, Chloe Tryon, Delmari Tucker, Laura Wolvaardt

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