Amla to miss practice game

South Africa’s Test captain Hashim Amla will be missing the opening T20 warm-up game against Board President’s XI at Palam here tomorrow due to personal commitments.

File picture of South Africa's test captain Hashim Amla.   -  Reuters

All-rounder Albie Morkel is yet to get his visa since he was a last-minute replacement for David Wiese.   -  THE HINDU;THE HINDU

South Africa’s Test captain Hashim Amla will be missing the opening T20 warm-up game against Board President’s XI at Palam here tomorrow. According to the South African team management, Amla has decided to join the team couple of days late due to personal commitments. “Hashim will not be available for the practice game tomorrow. He will be joining the squad after the T20 game. He will join us here in Delhi and fly with the team to Dharamsala,” according to the team’s media manager Lerato Malekutu. “Amla will join us on Wednesday,” said Coach Russell Domingo. Asked about Albie Morkel’s absence, the media manager said, “Albie is yet to get visa for India as he was announced as last minute replacement for David Wiese.”

The South African team had a two-and-half hour session at the Air force ground with likes of Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy having a quality net session.