Shivani Shukla βˆ™ Dec 31 2022, 11:16 AM | 2 Min Read

Theunis de Bruyn set to miss third Test against Australia

image-lcbipyvvTheunis de Bruyn in action

South Africa batter Theunis de Bruyn will miss the third and final Test against Australia next week due to the birth of his first child. He came into the side for the Boxing Day Test in place of Rassie van der Dussen.

The 30-year-old, playing his first Test after October 2019, batted at number 3 in the second Test in Melbourne and scored 12 and 28 runs in the first and second innings, respectively. 

Here's what CSA tweeted

"Batter Theunis de Bruyn will miss the third #AUSvSA Test in Sydney as he returns home for the birth of his first child. We wish him everything of the best for this exciting part of his life," 

The Proteas will either bring back Rassie van der Dussen or could give an opportunity to wicketkeeper-batter Heinrich Klaasen, who has played only one Test for South Africa so far in his career.

Dean Elgar-led South Africa have lost the first two Tests against the hosts by huge margins and are now out of the WTC final qualification race.

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