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Cricket World Cup 2019

Dale Steyn ruled out of World Cup, Proteas name replacement

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the Cricket World Cup after failing to recover from a shoulder injury.

Left-arm quick Beuran Hendricks has been called up as his replacement for the rest of the tournament.

Steyn suffered a second shoulder injury which has not responded to treatment and has “ruled him out of bowling for the foreseeable future”, according to an ICC statement.

It comes as a blow to South Africa, who have lost their opening two matches of the tournament, against England and Bangaldesh respectively.

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