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Dale Steyn ruled out of first two T20s against Australia

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Dale Steyn is earmarked to compete in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh later this month © Getty Images

Johannesburg: Mar 8, 2014

South African fast bowler Dale Steyn has reportedly been ruled out of the first two Twenty20 internationals against Australia with a hamstring injury.

Steyn’s bowling in the recently concluded third and final test against Australia in Cape Town was affected by the strain as the tourists went on the win the match and the series.

According to Sport24, confirming Steyn’s absence, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said that the bowler will return for the last of three-match series in Pretoria next Friday and is still earmarked to compete in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh later this month.

The report mentioned that South Africa also has doubts over the fitness of Wayne Parnell and Beuran Hendricks for the first game of the T20 series against the Australians in Port Elizabeth on Sunday and both of them will undergo fitness tests on Saturday to determine their availability. Kyle Abbott had been added to the South Africa squad as cover, the report added.

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