Philander out of second test
January 08, 2013, 13:54:38
Vernon Philander (Gallo Images)
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Port Elizabeth - Proteas seamer Vernon Philander will miss the second Test against New Zealand due to a recurring left hamstring injury.
Philander experienced tightness on the final day of the first Test match at Newlands, when foot holes caused his front foot to slip while bowling.
Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: “Vernon’s hamstring strain will require a seven to 10 day recovery period at the very least. Although he is responding to treatment received over the past few days, we feel it’s unlikely that he’ll recover in time for this week’s Test match in Port Elizabeth. Besides, with the Pakistan series less than a month away, it’s not worth the risk of aggravating the injury ”
Rory Kleinveldt will earn his third Test cap for the Proteas in the match starting on Friday, January 11 at St Georges in Port Elizabeth.
Ryan McLaren has been added to the squad
A blow for sure but could make the test more interesting. Can't have nz all out again in 19.2 overs!