Thursday 14 November 2013 

Duminy & Morkel Heading Home Early

JP Duminy plays a shot
JP Duminy will be returning to South Africa early and will miss the final game in the UAE
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Batsman JP Duminy and fast bowler Morne Morkel will miss the final game of South Africa's series against Pakistan and will instead return home early for 'rest and rejuvenation'.

As the pair have been playing all three formats of the game during the tour of the United Arab Emirates, their workloads - as well as the likes of Dale Steyn - are being carefully managed.

They will miss tomorrow's second and final Twenty20 International in Dubai.

As team manager Dr. Mohammed Moosajee explained, "We have a busy six-month period of cricket ahead of us culminating with the ICC World Twenty20 so it’s vital for us to manage workload and mental freshness at opportune moments, especially for the players that play in all three formats.

"We've seen how fired up Dale (Steyn) has been since his rest so we may also need to look at following the same approach with a guy like AB (De Villiers) who is an important part of our senior player group."

The two players will not be available for their franchises for the final of the Momentum One-Day Cup on Friday (15th November).

South Africa are next in action when they take on Pakistan in a limited overs series that begins on Wednesday (20th November).

© Cricket World 2013

 
 
Fixtures & Results

14th-18th October: 1st Test, Abu Dhabi
PAK 442 & 45-3 beat RSA 249 & 232 by 7 wickets
23rd-27th October: 2nd Test, Dubai
RSA 517 beat PAK 99 & 326 by an innings & 92 runs
30th October: 1st ODI, Sharjah
RSA 183 beat PAK 182 by 1 run
1st November: 2nd ODI, Dubai
PAK 209 beat RSA 143 by 66 runs
6th November: 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi
RSA 259-8 beat PAK 191 by 68 runs
8th November: 4th ODI, Abu Dhabi
RSA 266-5 beat PAK 238 by 28 runs
11th November: 5th ODI, Sharjah
RSA 268-7 beat PAK 151 by 117 runs
13th November: 1st T20I, Dubai
RSA 99-1 beat PAK 98-9 by 9 wickets
15th November: 2nd T20I, Dubai
RSA 150-5 beat PAK 144-9 by 6 runs