SA vs Pakistan: After Steyn, Kallis, Smith latest to be excused from Saturday's match

Smith will be replaced by Henry Davids.


Reuters November 29, 2013
Graeme Smith has been allowed time off following the death of his grandmother. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

CAPE TOWN: South African opener Graeme Smith joins fellow cricketers Dale Steyn and Jaques Kallis, who have been left out of the third and final one day international against Pakistan scheduled to be played in Pretoria on Saturday.

Smith, who made his return to cricket following a lengthy injury lay off with the recent tour against Pakistan in UAE, will be replaced by Henry Davids.

While Steyn and Kallis have been given time off on account of injuries ahead of a series against India, Smith has been allowed to leave following the death of his grandmother, Cricket South Africa said on Friday.

Paceman Steyn has a mild side strain while all-rounder Kallis has a badly sprained little finger.

Pakistan have already won the series against South Africa after success in the first two ODIs in Cape Town last Sunday and Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.

COMMENTS (4)

Night Watch | 8 years ago | Reply

@Gul Khan: Little correction: it was Javed mian Dad who was told 3 fours are better then 2 sixes any way your point if Good

Gul Khan | 8 years ago | Reply

@Effy: Inshallah Maqsood will have have great future and will serve the country for many years to come if his shot selection Improves not to try hit every ball of out of the ground (like Imran Nazir) I remember in 1970 when Mushtaq MOHAMMED told Zaheer Abbass that two fours are better than one six and Zaheer went on to make 274 against England at Edgbaston

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