ICC World Twenty20: Injury fears grip South Africa as Faf du Plessis, Dale Steyn uncertain

South Africa take on Sri Lanka in their ICC World Twenty20 opening clash on Saturday. The Proteas hammered Pakistan by 8 wickets in the last warm-up tie on Wednesday.

updated: March 20, 2014 14:30 IST
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Dhaka: Title contenders South Africa were sweating over the fitness of injured captain Faf du Plessis (in pic) and premier fast bowler Dale Steyn ahead of their ICC World Twenty20 opener against Sri Lanka on Saturday. (Read: India vs Pakistan clash to set the ball rolling as Super-10 beckons)

The two key players are recovering from hamstring injuries, and their availability for the Super-10 group one match in Chittagong will not be known until just before the toss takes place.

Steyn aggravated a right hamstring strain suffered during the recent Test series against Australia while playing a warm-up match in Fatullah on Tuesday, where he limped off after bowling 2.2 overs.

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