Allrounder JP Duminy is dropped from the test team due to poor form. The player is rested from the team, which is currently on the England tour. In the previous two test matches, Duminy had weak performance. The player is through a series of woeful batting in the format. He was released on Monday. To replace Duminy, Kagiso Rabada will be back. The young bowler was expelled from a match for his on-field spat to Ben Stokes. Additionally, Russell Domingo rejoined the team in the tournament. Cricket South Africa briefed short. The statement said Russell Domingo has re-joined and JP Duminy is released.
The series is now at a crucial state, being locked at 1-1. The third test is scheduled at Oval and both England and South Africa will try hard to dominate the series with a win. The latter is trying to remake the team and induce some changes. The exit of Duminy and entry of Kagiso Rabada will be a crucial strategy to win the match. In the second test South Africa won by a massive 340 runs, but in the first test the visitors lost it to England by 211. In the both the matches Duminy had no contribution. The last match where he scored 155 was against Sri Lanka in January. However, in eight innings he played after the match, the batsman could score only 40 runs in the format.
The team has also included Aiden Markram as a back-up player. He played in the first Test at Lords as a cover for Faf du Plessis. He played alongside the South Africa A team months back in England. Kagiso Rabada claimed six wickets at the first test and was crucial to the team’s victory. He is reported to say that he is getting ready for the next test. South Africa is expecting the Oval pitch to be batting friendly, but they had to opt for a bowler leaving a batsman. In the format, Duminy aggregated 2103 runs from 46 Test matches. His average is 32.85. He has knocked six centuries and eight half-centuries so far.
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