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.