South Africa call up Elgar to replace injured Rossouw in ODI series

Georgetown Updated: Jun 14, 2016, 02:35 AM(IST)

Dean Elgar of South Africa in action during day 5 of the 3rd Test between South Africa and West Indies at Sahara Park Newlands on January 06, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph:( Getty )

Dean Elgar has been called up by South Africa to replace injured batsman Rilee Rossouw for the rest of the Tri-Nation One-Day International series in West Indies, Cricket South Africa said yesterday.

Rossouw dislocated his shoulder in Tuesday’s 47-run victory over Australia at Providence.

“Rilee fell awkwardly on his shoulder while fielding the ball on the boundary. He was immediately taken to the local hospital for X-rays which confirmed he had dislocated the AC joint of his right shoulder," manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a statement.

"He will be unable to take further part in this series and will return back to South Africa as soon as possible. The extent of the injury and the recovery period will only be known once he has been assessed and managed by one of Cricket South Africa’s panel of shoulder specialists.”

Elgar, 28, last played an ODI for South Africa against India in Mumbai in October. He has played six ODIs previously for South Africa.

South Africa and Australia meet again on Saturday in Basseterre in St Kitts & Nevis in the fourth match of the 10-game series.
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