Dolphins allrounder Andile Phehlukwayo has been ruled out of the rest of the CSA T20 Challenge after suffering a groin injury during the game against Warriors on November 13. He is expected to be out of action for four to six weeks.
Bowling the final delivery of his second over in the game, Phehlukwayo was struck by a shot from JJ Smuts. He had taken 2 for 3 in 1.5 overs before the injury. Phehlukwayo left the field immediately and saw a urologist. He underwent surgery on November 15.
"As a team we're obviously very concerned for him and just want him to take good care of his body and get better so that he's got a chance to come back and fire for us, for South Africa, and continue a great career," Dolphins coach Grant Morgan said. "We obviously weren't happy with our performance against the Warriors on Sunday but Andile was one of our stars in that game; he came in and bust the game open while bowling and hit a great six with the bat and he's a warrior for us.
"From a team point of view, we've dedicated our game tonight (Wednesday) against the Lions to him and our attitude is for him and he must be happy with what he while watching on television."
Phehlukwayo, 20, had made his international debut in September and played six ODIs against Ireland and Australia.