JOHANNESBURG- Faf du Plessis is will be back in training on Wednesday, as he tries to prove his fitness levels for the four match home series against the Australians from the 1st of March.
The South African captain missed majority of the one day international and T20 series against India, after injuring his right index finger.
Team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a news release on Tuesday, “He will start batting tomorrow and we are hopeful he will come through that and be available to captain the team for the first test against Australia,”
Three players are also on the mend, AB de Villiers, Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma are recovering from injury. De Villiers has fully recovered from a knee injury, de Kock has recovered from a wrist problem and Bavuma is recovering from a hand fracture and if he shows no ill-effects he will be available for the first test.
Moosajee give an update on fast bowler Dale Steyn, “He is doing his running training and also increasing his bowling intensity,“ he said.
“He will in all likelihood feature in the series against Australia, but the CSA medical team will want him to play some form of cricket before a test match.”
South Africa face a tough task as they have not beaten Australia in South Africa since 1969-70.
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