South Africa pacer Gerald Coetzee to miss second Test against India

South Africa fast bowler Gerald Coetzee has been ruled out of the second Test against India, scheduled to be played from January 3-7 at Newlands here.

Cape Town, Dec 30 : South Africa fast bowler Gerald Coetzee has been ruled out of the second Test against India, scheduled to be played from January 3-7 at Newlands here.

Coetzee developed pelvic inflammation during the first Test and the condition deteriorated as he continued to bowl on the third day.

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He underwent scans on Friday, which revealed the extent of his injury.

The pacer has been released from the squad as a precautionary measure, an ICC report on Saturday said.

Head coach Shukri Conrad has decided to release Coetzee from the squad as a precautionary measure. No replacement has been named.

South Africa is leading the two-match ICC World Test Championship series 1-0, having registered a solid victory at Centurion by an innings and 32 runs.

In the WTC 2023-25 standings, South Africa lead the table with a perfect 100 percent points percentage.

Meanwhile, India, who were penalized two crucial WTC points for falling two overs short in the Centurion Test, occupies the sixth position with a points percentage of 38.89 percent.

South Africa squad for the second Test:

Dean Elgar (c), David Bedingham, Nandre Burger, Tony de Zorzi, Zubayr Hamza, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs, and Kyle Verreynne.