Amla replaces Smith for ODI series

Published: Thursday, February 18, 2010, 17:38 [IST]
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Amla replaces Smith for ODI series

Kolkata: South Africa's skipper Graeme Smith will miss the one-day series against India due to a finger injury.

In-form Test batsman Hashim Amla will join the one-day squad and he replaces Smith for the ODI series as Doctors advised Smith 10 days rest to recover from the fracture in his left little finger.

All-rounder Jacques Kallis will lead the tourists in the three-match series starting in Jaipur on Sunday, South African media manager said.

India vs South Africa - Fixture

Smith suffered the injury before the ongoing second Test at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, but opted to play in the match.

Wicket-keeper Mark Boucher, who missed the Test due to back spasms, is expected to be fit for the opening one-dayer, Owen-Smith said.

The remaining two one-dayers will be played in Gwalior (Feb 24) and Ahmedabad (Feb 27).


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