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Chris Morris gets World Cup lifeline

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The seasoned all-rounder Chris Morris has got lifeline for the ICC World Cup-2019 as he has been included in South Africa world cup team as replacement for fast bowler Anrich Nortje who will miss the  World Cup because of a broken right thumb.

The announcement in this regard was made by Cricket South Africa on Tuesday and the Nortje will be replaced by Chris Morris, who has not played in a one-day international since February 2018.

South Africa has got multiple injury concerns ahead of World Cup with fast bowler Kagiso Rabada also in serious doubt.

Rabada will be needing two or three weeks to recover from a back strain which cut short his participation in the Indian Premier League.

This could put Rabada in doubt for South Africa’s first World Cup match, against hosts England at The Oval on May 30. South Africa play three games in the first week of the tournament, with matches against Afghanistan and India following the England clash.

Another injury concern Dale Steyn (shoulder) returned early from the IPL, while Nortje and Lungi Ngidi missed the Indian showpiece because of shoulder and side injuries respectively.

Moosajee said Rabada and Steyn were being assessed as they underwent rehabilitation.

Ngidi, though, has been building up to full pace in the nets.

The South African squad will assemble in Cape Town on Sunday.