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Ek

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Elgar replaces Amla in ODI squad
January 23, 2013, 12:29:22

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Injured batsman Hashim Amla has been withdrawn from South Africa's squad for the final ODI against New Zealand. Dean Elgar has been called up to provide cover. Amla had missed the second ODI in Kimberley as well with a quad-muscle strain. "Hashim has been withdrawn from the last ODI because we felt it would be a 50-50 call with his quad strain going into the match and we didn't want to risk him with the Test match against Pakistan less than a week away," team manager Mohammad Moosajee told Supersport. Elgar has played five ODIs since making his debut against England last year, and scored a maiden Test hundred against New Zealand in Port Elizabeth earlier this month. Left-arm spinner Robin Peterson will also miss the final ODI. Peterson received stitches for a split webbing on his right hand that he suffered during the second ODI, which South Africa lost and thereby conceded the series. "Robin split the webbing of the last digit of his right hand while trying to field a ball off his own bowling in the eighth over of his spell," Moosajee said. "He needed stitches, and will not be able to take part in the final game." South Africa have another left-arm spinner, Aaron Phangiso, in the squad, though he is yet to play an ODI. The final match will be played in Potchefstroom on Friday.


Beeno1

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RE: Elgar replaces Amla in ODI squad
January 23, 2013, 13:05:47

A lot of quality misisng Ek  but sad to see us throwing awa ythe number 1 ranking. Unusual spate of injuries and the Ab getting a ban!

We took the kiwis too lightly perhaps?


Ek

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RE: Elgar replaces Amla in ODI squad
January 23, 2013, 13:20:42

Perhaps...

But I suspect something else.

We have been rotating the middle order for the last year, bringing in new guys experimenting etc.

I have the suspition Gary is building a one day unit, we might see some more of this before he hits the right combinations.

Just a suspition.


hakwa

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RE: Elgar replaces Amla in ODI squad
October 12, 2013, 04:55:22
 "We took the kiwis too lightly perhaps?" really pleasant to see Beeno possing pensive questions for once.;)


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