The new ball specialist did not take to the field on the last day of the opening Test following his injury which hurt the hosts as Kusal Perera played a gem of an innings to seal a thrilling one-wicket victory.
Injury update from the Proteas camp: Vernon Philander will miss the second Castle Lager Test against Sri Lanka due to a hamstring injury. There will be no replacement add to the squad #SAvSLpic.twitter.com/gKiU2ZGexc
“Injury update from the Proteas camp: Vernon Philander will miss the second Castle Lager Test against Sri Lanka due to a hamstring injury. There will be no replacement add to the squad #SAvSL,” read a tweet from Cricket South Africa’s account on Tuesday. (ALSO READ: South Africa seek revival after shock defeat against Sri Lanka)
The 33-year-old Philander, who has played 58 Tests, has picked 214 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 2.66. After the second Test, both teams will be engaged in five-match ODI series which gets underway on March 3 at the Wanderers. The three-match Twenty20 Internationals begin on March 19 with the first match at Newlands in Cape Town.
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