Rib injury forces Wayne Parnell out of Australia series

Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct.05 : South Africa all-rounder Wayne Parnell has been ruled out of the ongoing one-day international series against Australia due to a rib injury.

The 27-year-old sustained the injury during the second ODI in Johannesburg on Sunday and will require at least a month to make a full recovery, Sport24 reported.

Reflecting on Parnell's injury, South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee said: "Wayne had a high-impact landing while fielding during the second ODI on Sunday with subsequent scans confirming a rib injury.

He will require two to three weeks of rest before he can resume bowling which makes him unavailable for the remainder of this series." South Africa are leading the five-match series 2-0 and will clinch their first bilateral series win against Australia since 2008-09 if they win the third ODI at Kingsmead in Durban.

Source: ANI