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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).

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