South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel has been sidelined for four to six weeks due to side strain. This means he will be missing the second Test and the limited-overs series against Bangladesh. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ দ্বিতীয় টেস্ট থেকেও ছিটকে গেলেন মরকেল]
Morkel sustained a left side strain in the afternoon session of day four of the first Test in Potchefstroom. He went out before tea break and didn’t bowl for the rest of the match. He underwent a scan on Monday morning which showed he has injury.
The 6 feet 5 inches tall fast bowler took four wickets in the first Test. He took two for 51 in the first innings. He troubled Bangladesh a lot in the second innings. He took the wickets of Tamim Iqbal and Mominul Haque in the first over. He left the field with figures of two for 19 in 5.2 overs.
The second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa will be in Bloemfontein from October 6. There are three ODIs and two T20Is in fixture. The Proteas will be missing Morkel for the rest of the series.
South Africa camp has been added by another injury news. The main man Dale Steyn is still recovering from shoulder injury while Vernon Philander and Chris Morris will be bowling from late October.
Wayne Parnell, who was in the first Test squad, may not be considered for the second Test as he lacks first-class games recently. Beuran Hendricks or Dwaine Pretorious may come into considerations.
-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com