IND vs SA 2021-22: South Africa’s express fast bowler Anrich Nortje has been ruled out of the 3-Test series with India due to injury. Now less than 1 week is left for this tour to start. In such a situation, being out of the entire series like this is a big blow for the South African team. The series will start with a Test match to be played at SuperSport Park in Centurion from 26 December.
Enrique Nortje ruled out of Test series
Before the important 3-match Test series with Team India, South Africa has suffered a major setback due to the injury of its main bowler Anrich Nortje. Nortje could trouble the Indian batsmen a lot on this bouncy pitch with his sharp bowling.
However, the kind of injury he is suffering from, it has not been disclosed yet. But according to Cricket South Africa, Nortje will not be seen playing in the series due to continuous injury. However, no other player has been included in the team in his place. Cricket South Africa gave information about the exit of Anrich Nortje on Twitter. He tweeted and wrote,
Enrique Nortje has been ruled out of the 3-match #BetwayTestSeries due to a persistent injury. No replacement will be included in his place.
Spectators are not allowed to enter the stadium
In the series of 3 Test matches to be played between India and South Africa, spectators have been banned from coming to the stadium to watch the match. This decision has been taken in view of the increasing case of Omicron in South Africa. Cricket South Africa has confirmed this on its Twitter handle and said that there will be no sale of tickets for the matches of the upcoming tour of South Africa and India. The boards of both the countries have decided on the safety of the players and the tour.