SOUTHAMPTON, June 4: South Africa’s pace spearhead Dale Steyn was on Tuesday ruled out of the World Cup after failing to recover from a shoulder injury, a development that could hasten his international retirement.
South Africa have named left-arm seamer Beuran Hendricks as his replacement after approval from the Event Technical Committee.
The 35-year-old Steyn had sustained a second shoulder injury during the IPL where he played a couple of games for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
“The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 has approved Beuran Hendricks as a replacement player for Dale Steyn in the South Africa squad for the remainder of the tournament,” a media release stated.
“Bowler Steyn has suffered a second shoulder injury which has not responded to treatment and has ruled him out of bowling for the foreseeable future. His replacement Hendricks is a left-arm fast bowler,” it further stated. – PTI