JP Duminy

JP Duminy was injured after he ruptured his left Achilles tendon on Friday Getty Images

Brisbane: Nov 11, 2012

Cricket South Africa (CSA) named all-rounder Dean Elgar as a replacement for the injured JP Duminy in the South African squad for the ongoing Test series in Australia.

Duminy was injured after he ruptured his left Achilles tendon on Friday. Elgar, is expected to leave for Australia in the couple of days.

CSA selection convener Andrew Hudson feels Elgar will prove to be a good replacement for the injured Duminy. He was quoted by ICC s website as saying, “We have opted for a like-for-like replacement.

“Dean can bat anywhere in the top order and he also gives us a back-up spin bowling option. He is currently in good form and made 76 with a strike rate of 107 in the Chevrolet Knights’ only 50 overs game to date.

“He had a good debut for the Proteas in their recent ODI series in England and he fully deserves his call-up to our Test squad as well.”