Wicketkeeper Rudi Second has been ruled out of South Africa’s Test tour of India in October due to an injury and Heinrich Klaasen will take his place in the squad, Cricket South Africa said. The CSA said Second, one of the new caps in the Proteas squad announced on August 13 to play three Tests in India in October, has suffered an injury while practising with South Africa A side. He will require immediate surgery and he has consequently been ruled out of the touring party.
Second’s place with be taken by wicketkeeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen. “Klaasen is part of the one-day squad for the South Africa A tour and he will now be added to the squad in Second’s place for the four-day series that will assist his preparation for the Proteas Test series,” said CSA Acting Director of Cricket Corrie van Zyel.
The Test series begins on October 2 in Visakhapatnam. CSA also confirmed that the second Test will now be played in Pune (October 10-14) while the final Test will be held in Ranchi (October 19-23).