Dale Steyn will be likely to be back before T20I series against Australia in March ©Getty Images
Dale Steyn will be likely to be back before T20I series against Australia in March ©Getty Images

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn will miss out the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) series against England to begin from Wednesday, February 3. Steyn has missed out on Test series against England after his shoulder injury. Steyn is still recovering from shoulder strain and South Africa’s team manager Mohammed Moosajee mentioned Steyn’s condition has not improved and will take another 10 weeks to recover completely from the injury. “All initial scans were clear but when symptoms did not improve, we discovered a reaction in the bone itself,” Moosajee said, as reported on CricBuzz. SCORECARD: South Africa vs England 2015-16, 4th Test at Centurion

“This is very rare in fast bowlers as it is usually caused by trauma. We are treating it conservatively because he is a fast bowler and we know we have the World T20 coming up,” he said. He also went against the thought that an injury is not the end of the game and he is expecting Steyn to be back before the Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) series begin against Australia in March and can have him around before the huge event of ICC World T20 2016 starts in India. Vernon Philander who was out due to ankle injury is out of series as he would require another two to three weeks to recover from ligament tear. READ: Dale Steyn: Still one of the fittest players in the squad

Wayne Parnell and Hardus Viljoen are the favourites to be added to the squad and are likely to feature in a few games since Morne Morkel and Kasigo Rabada will not feature in all five-match ODIs. “They definitely won’t play all five games,” South Africa coach Russell Domingo said. “We will look to bring one or two new fast bowlers in.” Kyle Abbott has been ruled out of the first ODI after he injured his hamstring during the Centurion Test.