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Hashim Amla to miss Proteas - Sri Lanka ODI clash in Port Elizabeth

Mar 13, 2019
Hashim Amla to miss Proteas - Sri Lanka ODI clash in Port Elizabeth

Standard Bank Proteas batsman, Hashim Amla, will be missing for the remaining Momentum One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Sri Lanka in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

Reeza Hendricks has been recalled, and will join up with the squad ahead of the fourth ODI taking place at St George’s Park.

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee, explained: “Hashim has asked to be excused from the last two ODI’s of the current series against Sri Lanka on compassionate grounds since his father is critically ill.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Hashim and his family during this difficult time and we understand that family obligations always come first.

“The selectors have decided to add Reeza Hendricks to the squad. It was always the intention of the selectors to rotate Hashim and Reeza during this Sri Lanka ODI series.”

Proteas on ODI Series win against Sri Lanka

The Standard Bank Proteas will be going into the match with full confidence after winning the Momentum ODI Series against Sri Lanka.

They clinched the five-match series 3-0 when they won the third match by 71 runs on the DLS method at Kingsmead in Durban on Monday.

“Congratulations to our Proteas on their fifth successive ODI series win, following their previous successes away to Sri Lanka and Australia and at home to Zimbabwe and Pakistan,” commented CSA Chief Executive, Thabang Moroe.

“They have built on the consistent form they have shown in this format for a considerable period of time and it bodes well for the ICC Men’s World Cup later this year.

“It shows that our vision 2019 concept is well on track and it is pleasing to see the depth of talent that is coming to the fore in all departments and giving our national selectors a wide pool of players from which to make their final selection.

“It has been particularly encouraging to see the way that newcomers such as Rassie van der Dussen and Anrich Nortje have come through the system in the past few months and it would be remiss of me not to give a special mention to Quinton de Kock and our captain Faf du Plessis for their outstanding form,” concluded Moroe.

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