Print Edition - 2017-07-04  |  Sports Digest

Du Plessis to miss first Test

- Reuters, LONDON

Jul 4, 2017-

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis is to miss the first Test with England which gets underway on Thursday due to family reasons, Cricket South Africa announced on their website on Monday. The 32-year-old batsman returned home for the birth of his first child last week, but will be unable to return in time for the opening match of the four-Test series. “Faf’s wife gave birth to their first child last week but the difficult nature of the delivery has delayed his return to the UK,” said South Africa team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee. Opening batsman Dean Elgar will captain the side in Du Plessis’ absence.

Published: 04-07-2017 08:07

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