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August 13, 2014
South Africa's left-arm fast bowler Beuran Hendricks has been ruled out of the ODI series against Zimbabwe after sustaining a back injury while playing for South Africa A in Australia.
Hendricks played five matches for South Africa A in the quadrangular A-team series but missed the first four-day game against Australia A in Townsville last week.
According to CSA, Hendricks has suffered a lumbar strain and has been advised a period of rest and recovery. The board has decided not to send a replacement for Hendricks as the ODI squad already has pacers in Marchant de Lange, Kyle Abbott, Wayne Parnell and the uncapped Mthokozisi Shezi.
South Africa's frontline pace bowlers - Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander - have been rested for the ODI series, which begins on August 17, but will return for the tri-series against Zimbabwe and Australia.
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