South African coach Otis Gibson too stunned Stan's shoulders
During the IPL 2019, Stan did not play much matches for his team
London. Before the World Cup 2019, there was a shock to South Africa. Old injury of the shoulder of his fast bowler Dale Steyn has emerged. They will not play in the first match of the team against England. Team coach Otis Gibson has made it clear that the team will not get Stan's services in the first match. The match between England and South Africa is to be played on Thursday at The Oval.
Bothered with chronic injuries
About two years ago, Dale Steyn had a shoulder problem in the series against Australia. After this he has been playing much less cricket for nearly two years. Even in IPL 2019, they did not play much. Gibson said, "We think that Stan will not be fully fit for the first match. So, we have to change strategy. "
Did not even play warmup match
Stan is skeptical about landing in the second match also. This match will be played against Bangladesh in The Oval on Sunday. South Africa will play against India on June 5. If everything is right, then Stan can play in this match. Stan did not play in the warm up match against Sri Lanka. Gibson said, "World Cup will last six weeks. This is a long schedule. We can not take any decision in haste, so they are being given time to fit. "
Rabada is not even fully fit
There is another reason for the problem of South Africa. His chief fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been in the game but during the IPL, he suffered a back injury. They have not been able to recover completely from him. If that is the case, the bowling attack of South Africa will be weakened in the World Cup. Earlier, Enrique Norge has been out of the team due to injury. Captain Duplessis now has options like Chris Morris and Dwayne Pretoria.