South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn has been ruled out of the ongoing Test against India is set to miss the remainder of the series as well.
Ironically, Steyn, with his two wickets in the Indian first innings, has 419 Test scalps and needs only three wickets more to go past Shaun Pollock as the highest wicket-taker in Tests for South Africa.
The 34-years-old pacer made a comeback in the first Test against India after a 13-month break, but unfortunately he got injured again.He grabbed 2 important wickets in the match against India. Significantly, Steyn's career has been greatly affected due to injuries.
Steyn will see an ankle specialist on Sunday, Moosajee said, after which a timeline on his recovery would be clearer.
Steyn‚ who was playing his first test since November 2016‚ when he fractured a shoulder while bowling at the WACA‚ left the field midway through the last over before tea on the second day. Before that, the paceman, regarded as one of the game's great fast bowlers, endured other problems with his right shoulder and a groin injury.
"This type of injury was freakish because of the way he landed in the footholes and is in no way related to his bowling loads or not being match ready‚" Moosajee said.
Olivier has appeared in five Tests for South Africa- all of them in 2017, Ngidi has played three T20Is since making his worldwide debut in a match against Sri Lanka past year.