Chris Morris is set to be out of action for a couple of months © Getty Images
Chris Morris is set to be out of action for a couple of months © Getty Images

South African all-rounder Chris Morris on Friday was ruled out of the upcoming five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against visitors and world champions Australia, following a knee injury he has suffered, as he is set to be out of action for a couple of months. Meanwhile, Dwaine Pretorius has bee called in as the replacement from Morris. South Africa, who have had a poor home series, and are not in their best form as of now, find themselves in tough situation, while Australia would be hungry for a win against the South Africans, and it would be a good opportunity for the visitors to tame the Lions in their own den.

“Chris has been carrying a chronic left knee patella tendon injury for the last eight months which we have treated and managed up to this point. The injury has flared up considerably over the last two weeks leaving us with no option but rest and rehabilitation to allow the knee time to fully recover. He will take no further part in the match against Ireland and the series against Australia and will target a return back to international cricket for the Test series against Sri Lanka in December,” said Dr Mohammed Moosajee, South Africa team manager, reports Sports24News.

 

 

Meanwhile, Morris reveals that playing in Indian Premier League (IPL) helps in learning about how cricket is played in different conditions. Morris emerged as one of the most successful all-rounders in this season of IPL and was efficient with both bat and ball for his team Delhi Daredevils. Apart from match-winning knocks, Morris bowled faster balls very consistently and successfully and cemented his place in the national team for the ongoing tour. South Africa started the tour with a defeat against the hosts West Indies and will play their next match against Australia.