Sri Lanka tour over for injured du Plessis

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis will miss the remainder of the tour of Sri Lanka due to a shoulder injury.

Du Plessis damaged his right shoulder attempting to take a catch during the Proteas' one-day international victory in Pallekele on Sunday.

The batsman left the field and was unable to return as the Proteas eased to a 78-run win to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Du Plessis will miss the two remaining ODIs and a Twenty20 in Colombo next Tuesday.

The selectors have not yet named a stand-in captain and opted against replacing Du Plessis in the squad.

Proteas team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said: "Faf sustained an injury to one of the rotator cuff tendons in his right shoulder and will unfortunately be unavailable for the rest of the tour.

"He will need a rehabilitation period of up to six weeks to make a full recovery. His return date back to South Africa will be confirmed in due course."

Edited by Omnisport


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