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Du Plessis ruled out of the ODIs and T20Is against India


South Africa is passing some horrible time since the last week and now it is turning even worse. After they lost Ab de Villiers for the first three ODIs due to injury, they have now lost their captain Faf du Plessis too who scored his 9th ODI hundred in the first ODI due to finger injury.

The skipper has been ruled out of the ongoing One-Day International series and the upcoming Twenty20 International series against India.

All-rounder Farhaan Behardien has been called in as a replacement while Heinrich Klaasen has earned his maiden ODI call-up as a reserve keeper.

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The captain for the remained for the ODI series will be announced on Saturday. The 33-year-old batsman will undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation in order to be fit for the first Test against Australia, set to begin on March 1 in Durban. The fracture is expected to require 3-6 weeks to heal.

South Africa lost the first ODI in Durban on Thursday and trailed the six-match series 0-1, in spite of a fighting 120 from Du Plessis. The second ODI will be on Sunday at the SuperSport park.

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