Duminy to miss Australia series to undergo surgery

JP Duminy steers the ball away AFP

JP Duminy will miss both South Africa's upcoming limited-overs tour of Australia and the Mzansi Super League to undergo surgery for an injury to his right shoulder.

Duminy had been announced as the marquee South African player for the Cape Town Blitz in the MSL, but he will now be replaced by Quinton de Kock. Duminy's time out for surgery means that South Africa will be without two of their most experienced players on their trip to Australia. Earlier this week, it was announced that Hashim Amla would also not be touring as he is given time to fully recover from a finger tendon injury picked up during the Caribbean Premier League.

"JP aggravated a pre-existing shoulder injury during the recently-concluded series against Zimbabwe," South Africa team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee said. "The injury will require surgical management, thus ruling him out of the immediate tour of Australia and the upcoming MSL. At the moment, we can't say how long he will be out for, that is dependent on the results from the surgery."

South Africa's squad for the Australia tour, consisting of three one-day internationals and a solitary T20 international, will be announced later this week. The tour begins with a warm-up game against a Prime Minister's XI on October 31, while the MSL kicks off on 16 November and runs until 16 December.