South Africa fast bowler Duanne Olivier’s absence in the first Test against India had raised some eyebrows as Marco Jensen was given a go ahead of the in-form pacer. Olivier was touted as a definite inclusion in the playing XI following Anrich Nortje’s hamstring injury. Olivier reportedly tested positive for coronavirus a few weeks back and was absent from training leading up to the first Test. He also suffered a hamstring niggle during an inter-squad warm-up game.
Hamstring worry cost Duanne Olivier place for India Test: Selector https://t.co/0r6Q4JaYme pic.twitter.com/V1FfLHBh48
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