Dale Steyn

South Africa’s World Cup sinks lower as Dale Steyn ruled out of action

South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn will play no part in the Cricket World Cup.

Team medics have been monitoring a persistent shoulder which has curtailed the 35-year-old from any participation in the tournament thus far.

And with Steyn now set to visit a surgeon in London, the confirmation of his absence compounds the Proteas.

Having lost to England in their opener, a shock defeat to Bangladesh was compounded by the news seam bowler Lungi Ngidi will not be fit for Wednesday’s match against India.

Looking to avoid a three-match losing streak at the Ageas Bowl, South Africa have drafted in Beuran Hendricks as cover for Steyn.

Left-arm bowler Hendricks, 28, made his ODI debut earlier this year in the series against Pakistan, taking one wicket.

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