Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the remaining two matches of the ODI series against Australia while Temba Bavuma is also sidelined. Photo: Twitter @OfficalCSA

Double injury blow for Proteas: Anrich Nortje, Temba Bavuma OUT

Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the remaining two matches of the ODI series against Australia while Temba Bavuma is also sidelined.

Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the remaining two matches of the ODI series against Australia while Temba Bavuma is also sidelined. Photo: Twitter @OfficalCSA

Proteas fast bowler Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the remaining two matches of the Betway One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia due to a lower back injury.

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The 29-year-old underwent scans and consulted with a specialist this week, and will start bowling again this weekend under the supervision of the Proteas medical team.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) will provide a further update in due course.  

No replacement has been named. 

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Meanwhile, ODI captain Temba Bavuma is unavailable for selection for the fourth ODI at SuperSport Park, Centurion on Friday, 15 September.

Bavuma has a right adductor strain and as a precautionary measure, he has been ruled out of the match. 

Aiden Markram will captain the side in Bavuma’s absence. 

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Proteas ODI squad against Australia 

Temba Bavuma (captain, DP World Lions), Gerald Coetzee (Momentum Multiply Titans), Quinton de Kock (Momentum Multiply Titans), Bjorn Fortuin (DP World Lions), Reeza Hendricks (DP World Lions), Marco Jansen (Dafabet Warriors), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans), Sisanda Magala (DP World Lions), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Aiden Markram (Momentum Multiply Titans), David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Andile Phehlukwayo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Kagiso Rabada (DP World Lions), and Rassie van der Dussen (DP World Lions)

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Betway ODI Series   

Thursday, 7 September 

South Africa lost to Australia by 3 wickets at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein 

Saturday, 9 September

South Africa lost to Australia by 123 runs at Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein  

Tuesday, 12 September 

South Africa beat Australia by 111 runs – JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom  

Friday, 15 September – 13:00  

South Africa vs Australia – SuperSport Park, Centurion  

Sunday, 17 September – 10:00  

South Africa vs Australia – Wanderers, Johannesburg