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.