Sisanda Magala ruled out of Ireland tour due to ankle injury; expected to remain sidelined for 3-4 weeks

Notably, Beuran Hendricks has been retained from the squad that went to West Indies.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 6 July 2021 7:47 pm

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has confirmed on Tuesday that pacer Sisanda Magala has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of Ireland. Temba Bavum's side are scheduled to play 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is from July 11 to July 24 and they will be without the services of Magala.

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Magala to be out for 3-4 weeks

The 30-year-old notably suffered a left ankle injury while preparing for the Ireland tour in Grenada. CSA also confirmed in their official statement that Magala will take a projected time of 3-4 weeks to completely recover from the injury.

Additionally, Beuran Hendricks has been retained from the squad that went to West Indies. The squad has arrived in Dublin on Tuesday for the tour of Ireland as CSA also shared the pictures on their social media handle.

Will Magala's injury impact his T20 World Cup chances?

Although South Africa have a solid group of players who can fill in for Sisanda Magala, the 30-year-old will be quite disappointed to miss out on Ireland Tour. The pacer has done reasonably well in the 4 T20Is he has played so far, having taken 3 wickets. He was also named as the T20 challenge cricketer of the season in CSA annual awards in May. He would have wanted to make a mark in T20Is against Ireland to secure a berth in South Africa's squad for the 2021 T20 World Cup. As everyone wishes Magala a speedy recovery, it will be interesting to see how things unfold for the pacer post his recovery.