Barbados Tridents lose Ontong

Justin Ontong, the South Africa batsman, has been ruled out of the upcoming Caribbean Premier League after requiring operation to a damaged cartilage on his knee. He was to represent Barbados Tridents in next month’s CPL, but will be out of action for six weeks.

Justin Ontong
Justin Ontong

Ontong was hopeful of making a comeback to the national T20 side with a strong showing in the CPL, but will now be looking at the South Africa A tour to India to push for national re-selection. He has played 14 T20Is, scoring 158 runs at a strike-rate of 144.95. In January 2015, Ontong captained South Africa in a T20 against West Indies, which was the most recent of his 44 international games in all three formats.

Ontong led South Africa A to unofficial Test series wins against Australia in 2013 and 2014, and also captained Cape Cobras to wins in the Sunfoil Series in 2012 and 2013.

Source: (cricinfo)

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