Du Plessis withdrawn from KFC T20I series

EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 22: an injured Faf du Plessis (c) of South Africa is helped off the field during the 3rd Momentum ODI match between South Africa and Bangladesh at Buffalo Park on October 22, 2017 in East London, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 22: an injured Faf du Plessis (c) of South Africa is helped off the field during the 3rd Momentum ODI match between South Africa and Bangladesh at Buffalo Park on October 22, 2017 in East London, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images)

Faf du Plessis has been withdrawn from the upcoming KFC T20 International series against Bangladesh due to injury. Du Plessis retired hurt on 91 in the third ODI against Bangladesh at Buffalo Park in East London on Sunday, and was unable to take further part in the match.

Proteas team manager, Dr Mohammed Moosajee explained: “ Faf sustained an acute left lumbar (lower-back) strain while batting and immediately left the field in extreme discomfort. He will return back to Cape Town overnight for investigation and further management. He has been withdrawn from the upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh starting in Bloemfontein on Thursday.”

JP Duminy will captain the T20 squad in Du Plessis’s absence and all-rounder, Dwaine Pretorius, has been named as the replacement player.