Covid 19 after-effects hamstring niggle forced Duanne Olivier to sit out Centurion Test – Latest Cricket News


A bad news has come for South Africa between the first Test match against India being played at Centurion’s SuperSport Park. The host team’s fast bowler Duanne Olivier has been ruled out of the first Test match after showing symptoms of corona. Cricket South Africa (CSA) selection coordinator Victor Mpitsang has given this information. He said that Olivier was dropped from the first test due to showing symptoms of corona. The team management is confident that he will be fully fit before the second Test starting on January 3.

As ESPNcricinfo reports, Olivier entered South Africa’s bio bubble last week, but is believed to be inside corona virus Has shown symptoms of and is also struggling with hamstrings. Olivier is the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in first cricket this year. He has taken 28 wickets at an unbelievable average of less than 12. In his absence, 21-year-old left-arm fast bowler Marco Yanson made his debut in the first Test.

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Victor said, ‘Olivier is now doing well. But he was found corona positive several weeks ago, which he had to stay in quarantine for several days. After this, he had practiced hard before the current Test series against India. He also looked troubled with a hamstring injury during the intra-squad match before this Test, so the selectors do not want to take any risk.


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