Amla, Peterson Ruled Out, Elgar Added To Squad
Hashim Amla and Robin Peterson have been ruled out of the third and final One-Day International against New Zealand in Potchefstroom due to injury.
Dean Elgar has been added to the squad as cover for Amla, who has a thigh strain while Peterson split the webbing on his right hand during the second game and will be replaced by Aaron Phangiso.
New Zealand won the match, in Kimberley, by 27 runs, to take an unassailable 2-0 series lead, clinching their first ever ODI series win in South Africa.
Amla missed the second match and will now take time off to rest ahead of the Test series with Pakistan, which gets underway on 1st February.
"Hashim has been withdrawn from the last ODI because we felt it would be a 50-50 call with his quad strain going into the match and we didn’t want to risk him with the Test match against Pakistan less than a week away," team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said.
"Robin split the webbing of the last digit of his right hand while trying to field a ball off his own bowling in the eighth over of his spell this afternoon. He needed stitches, and will not be able to take part in the final game, Aaron Phangiso will take his place in the team."
Along with Elgar, who scored his maiden Test century earlier this year against New Zealand, Dale Steyn will also join up with the squad in Potchefstroom, where the final game will be played on Friday (25th January).
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