South African fast-bowler, Dale Steyn, has been ruled out of the ODI series against England. This is a result of not being able to recover from his shoulder injury in time, no risks will be taken either as South Africa face Australia in the T20’s in March and there is the world T20 after that.

A call is yet to be made on whether Steyn will be fit enough to take part in the upcoming events. However, Steyn is not the only one who is suffering from injury. Kyle Abbott suffered a minor hamstring injury in the last Test at Centurion and it is serious enough to rule him out of the first ODI. It is also likely that Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada will be rested for some of the matches.

They definitely won’t play all five games,

South Africa coach, Russell Domingo told ESPN on the situation of Morne Morkel and Kagiso Rabada.

We will look to bring one or two new fast bowlers in.

All initial scans were clear but when symptoms did not improve, we discovered a reaction in the bone itself,Julian Finney/Getty Images Sport

South Africa’s team manager, Mohammed Moosajee is still optimistic about Steyn and believes that he will properly recover from this injury which is rare amongst fast bowlers.

All initial scans were clear but when symptoms did not improve, we discovered a reaction in the bone itself,

This is very rare in fast bowlers as it is usually caused by trauma. We are treating it conservatively because he is a fast bowler and we know we have the World T20 coming up.

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