Shoulder injury leaves JP Duminy doubtful for Sri Lanka ODIs
JP Duminy last played for South Africa in October. © BCCI

South Africa allrounder JP Duminy is in doubt for the ODI series versus Sri Lanka next month as he recovers from shoulder surgery.

Duminy has not played for South Africa since October after undergoing surgery and according to reports from his domestic franchise Cape Cobras, the veteran is not 100% yet.

“Duminy’s throwing is not strong enough as a result of his shoulder injury and he won’t be considered for selection for the match against the Knights,” Shane Jabaar, physiotherapist of the Cape Cobras, told the franchise’s website. (READ: Sensational Kusal Perera leads Sri Lanka to one-wicket win)

Added Ashwell Prince, the Cobras coach: “Duminy’s batting is looking as strong as ever but he feels uncertain about his bowling and his fielding. He prides himself in his throwing arm and his ability to throw himself around in the field. He wants to make sure he can field as good as ever, and bowl.”

Duminy, 34, missed the Australia tour and the home series against Pakistan.

South Africa play Sri Lanka for five ODIs starting March 3, after the final Test gets done.