Morkel, Duminy in doubt for tri-series decider

NICK SAID
Last updated 03:18 06/09/2014

Relevant offers

Cricket

Martin Guptill set to miss New Zealand's warmup against Somerset with side strain Geoffrey Boycott slams England captain Alastair Cook for 'being up his own arse' Brendon McCullum's blazing bat lights up Indian Premier League statistics Questions over England XI ahead of Ashes England lose another brick in wall as Jonathan Trott quits international game West Indian Dwayne Bravo pulls off superb direct hit to run out Virat Kohli in Bangalore in IPL thriller Jonathan Trott ends international cricket career Ross Taylor: England no Mickey Mouse team Brendon McCullum cameo puts Chennai Super Kings back on top in IPL England coach Peter Moores may face the music after series draw with West Indies

South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel and all-rounder JP Duminy will undergo late fitness tests ahead of Saturday's (Sunday NZ time) triangular series final against Australia in Harare.

South Africa, who have already lost all-rounder Ryan McLaren to injury in the series, will give the players until just before the start of play to prove their fitness.

"MRI Scans were done on Morne's right shoulder and JP's left knee earlier this week. Morne's scan confirmed an aggravation of a pre-existing rotator cuff tear which has worsened due to a high workload in Zimbabwe, while JP's scan confirmed a patella tendinopathy diagnosis," Proteas team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a statement.

"Both players have been managed through the last few games by physiotherapist Brandon Jackson but due to the worsening nature of their injuries recently, their availability for tomorrow's final will be subject to a late fitness test in the morning."

The side may feel the loss of Duminy more as he performs not just as a top six batsman, but also provides a spin option on the Harare Sports Club wickets that have turned prodigiously in recent matches.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content