The MRI scans showed that he is unfit for the third Test
South African spinner Keshav Maharaj was ruled out on the final Test against India. He sustained a shoulder injury while fielding on the second day of the second Test. The MRI results showed that Maharaj is unfit for the next match in Ranchi.
‘An MRI scan revealed that Keshav has sustained an injury to a muscle in his right shoulder which was strapped in order for him to bat yesterday’, South Africa team doctor Ramjee Hashendra said.
‘He was re-assessed this morning, particularly with regards to bowling, and he showed significant discomfort in this latter discipline. The nature and extent of the injury would mean that he will probably return to play in 14 to 21 days based on his progress during the rehabilitation phase’, he added.
Following Maharaj’s injury, George Linde was set to be the replacement for the spinner. Maharaj scored 103 runs at an average of 25.75 in two matches. He also took his 100th wicket in red-ball cricket.
The Indian Cricket Team defeated the Proteas on the last day of the second Test. They thrashed the visiting team by 137 runs, posting a score of 601 runs. Skipper Virat Kohli was adjudged as Player of the Match.
The third and final Test match will begin on Saturday, October 19 at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi. Odds of the upcoming match will be available soon. Check out the latest cricket odds on Betwala.
READ MORE: Cricket Odds