Anrich and Magala are undergoing fitness tests, and their inclusion in the ICC World Cup 2023 is largely uncertain.
The deadline for squad submission for the ICC 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup is this September and the South African duo face fitness tests.
South Africa’s pace attack has been hit by injuries ahead of the World Cup. The injuries have left the team with a depleted bowling attack, which could be a major concern in the tournament.
Although It is worth noting here that the inclusion of Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala, the fastest bowlers of the South African team, in the ICC World Cup 2023 is quite uncertain.
Anrich Nortje Doubtful for ODI World Cup 2023
South African fast bowler, Anrich Nortje who is suffering from a lower back issue, is uncertain of his participation in the ICC Men’s World Cup and is yet to undergo a fitness test.
If seen, he also suffered a shoulder injury in the 2019 Cricket World Cup due to which he could not play anymore.
However, IPL 2020 has been a great season in which Nortje, a legendary pacer took 20 wickets.
This time Pacer’s fitness test for ICC 2023 Men’s Cricket World Cup decides the participation of South African pacer in upcoming ICC World Cup 2023.
Sisanda Magala set to go fitness test for ICC 2023
South African pacer Sisanda Magala who has all round qualities is also doubtful for ODI World Cup 2023 due to suffering knee issues. Sisanada Magala was included in the 2020 White Balls squad for England vs Australia but was ruled out of the match due to fitness.
He has also been the Mega Leading Wicket Taker in T20 Cups 2020 and 21 Summer. However, Mega’s decision to join the ICC World Cup 2023 also depends on the fitness test.
Therefore In view of all these, if these two players Anrich Nortje and Sisanda Magala do not clear the fitness test, they will be replaced by Andile Phehelukwayo, who is an all-rounder.
Andile Phehlukwayo, legendary player was part of the South Africa squad that won the 2014 Under-19 cricket World Cup.