JP Duminy will take no part in the South Africans’ two-day warm-up match at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai as he continues to recover from a cut to his right hand sustained during the third ODI against India in Rajkot on October 18.
His stitches will be removed in the next few days and then he will be assessed for availability for the first Test, which starts on November 5 in Mohali. At the moment, team management have listed Duminy as a “50-50” chance. Duminy had to miss the fourth and fifth matches of the ODI series because of the injury, and was replaced in the squad by Dean Elgar, who is also part of the Test side.
Morne Morkel‘s news is more positive. He is receiving treatment for a quad strain and will increase his bowling intensity ahead of the first Test. There is no confirmation on whether he will play the warm-up game. Morkel had bowled in the nets ahead of the fifth and final ODI but failed to recover fully in time for that match.
Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent
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