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Nortje, Magala excluded from World Cup due to injuries

Posted : 21 September 2023
Bowler injuries have forced South Africa to replace Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala with Andile Phehlukwayo and Lizaad Williams for the 2023 ODI World Cup in India. 

Nortje suffered a potential back stress fracture, while Magala struggles with a left-knee problem. 

South Africa's coach, Rob Walter, expressed disappointment over the duo's absence but is optimistic about the incoming players' potential, emphasizing their recent involvement with the national side. 

Notably, Nortje's exit is significant given his speed and familiarity with Indian conditions through his IPL experience with Delhi Capitals. 

Magala, after an injury hiatus, faced knee issues post his ODI return against Australia. South Africa will begin their World Cup journey against Sri Lanka on October 7.


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